GMG GmbH & Co. KG takes data protection concerns seriously, and would like to ensure that its privacy is protected when using the websites of GMG GmbH & Co. KG. Therefore, we have put together these suggestions for data processing, in which we clarify our treatment of your data.
We reserve the right to modify the content from time to time. It is therefore recommended to pay renewed attention to our data processing suggestions at regular intervals.
Personal data and purposes of data handling
We collect, process and use your personal data only with your consent or when this is permitted by law. We shall only collect, process and use such personal data as is needed for the rendering and utilisation of our services, or which you voluntarily make available to us.
Personal data are all those which contain information on personal or factual circumstances of a definite or definable client. This includes, for example, name, e-mail address, residential address, telephone number. We require your personal data for the following purpose:
- to answer your questions (e. g. your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number),
- for conclusion and execution of contracts (e. g. your name, address, delivery address, e-mail address, telephone number).
- upon subscribing to the newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Unsubscribing is possible at any time by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Automatic data collection via cookies
A cookie is a small text file which is stored in the cache of your browser, and which makes it possible to analyse your use of our website. When calling up our site, for example, your IP address and the date and time of your access is automatically recorded by our computer system using cookies. These data are stored separately from your other data that you may potentially give at our site, and are deleted after the end of your session. There is no linking of data with your other data.
Use of Facebook and Twitter social plug-ins
On our website, we offer so-called "social plug-ins" (hereinafter "plug-ins") of the social network Facebook and of the microblogging service Twitter.
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins of Facebook are marked e.g. with the Facebook logo ("f" on a white and blue tile or a "thumbs-up" sign) and/or the term "Like".
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The plug-ins are marked e.g. with a Twitter logo (stylised blue bird) and/or the terms "Tweet" or "Follow".
An overview of the plug-ins of the respective services and their appearance can be found here:
- for Facebook at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
- for Twitter at: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.
In order to improve data protection when using the plug-ins of Facebook and Twitter, we have integrated the module "Shariff" of the magazine "c't magazin für computer und technik" of Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG into our websites.
This replaces the usual plug-ins of Facebook and Twitter. With websites that include the usual plug-ins, data about your usage of the website are communicated to Facebook or Twitter directly when you open the pages. For this to happen, you do not have to have a Facebook/Twitter account or be logged into Facebook or Twitter at the time.
In contrast, with the module "Shariff" used by us, a connection to Facebook or Twitter is only established when you interact with the plug-ins on our website, e.g. click on the "Like" or "Share" button of Facebook or "Tweet" button of Twitter. In these cases, the information about the activation of the plug-in on our website is sent to a server of Facebook or Twitter in the USA where it is saved. If you are logged into Facebook or Twitter, the information will also be published via your profile.
Facebook and Twitter can use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and the requirements-based configuration of their websites. For this purpose, usage, interest and relationship profiles are created by Facebook and Twitter, e.g. to analyse your usage of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed to you via Facebook and Twitter respectively and to provide other services associated with the usage of Facebook and Twitter.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook and Twitter and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the respective service:
Consent and revocation
If you have granted us your consent to the use, processing and transmission of your personal data for marketing purposes (e. g. electronic newsletters or sending of offers, use of Google Analytics), you can revoke this at any time without observing a particular form or notice period, with future effect. In addition, you can – provided we use your data in a legally permissible context, for example, for marketing activities through the mail – object to this use. You can send your objection by email to the address email@example.com. You can find our further contact data in our legal notice. After receiving your revocation, we will refrain from sending further advertising materials.
Transmission of personal data to third parties
For the processing of any contractual relationships with you, it may occasionally be necessary to transmit your personal data to third parties (e. g. suppliers or forwarding agents). The data forwarded to third parties shall be used exclusively to meet the obligations or tasks imposed upon them.
We have set up technical and organisational security precautions to protect your data, in particular against loss, manipulation, or unauthorised access. We modify our security precautions regularly to keep in step with ongoing technical developments.
We wish to point out that data transmission on the Internet (for example, during email communications) can display gaps in security. Gapless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
You have the right at any time to demand free of cost information about your data stored with us. Should your data be incorrectly or wrongly stored, then we will gladly correct, block or delete it. Please inform us immediately if changes have occurred to your personal data.
Your wishes with regard to information, questions or suggestions on the topic of data protection can be sent by email to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find our further contact data in our legal notice.