Data Protection

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data that can be used for the identification of your person. You can find detailed information about data protection in our privacy policy below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website owner. The contact details of the owner are presented in the legal notice section of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide us with information. For example, this happens when you enter your data into a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or page view time). Such data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is presented without any errors. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data any time and free of charge. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. If you have any questions about data protection, you can contact us at the address provided in the legal notice section any time. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.

Analytical tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mostly done using cookies and so-called analytical programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is generally anonymous: the surfing behaviour can not be traced back to you. You can object to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this topic in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the objection possibilities in the privacy policy.

2. General and mandatory information

Data protection

The website owner takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is the data that can be used for the identification of your person. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose we collect the data.

Please note that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete data protection against third-party access is not possible.

Information about the responsible person

The person responsible for data processing on this website is

Tobias Löffelsend

GST GmbH
Im Eichengrund 5
49688 Lastrup

+49 4472 940 56 – 0

Loeffelsend@globalsweeptec.de

The responsible person is a natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides upon the purposes and means of personal data processing (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke previously granted consent at any time. It is sufficient to send us an informal notification via e-mail. The legitimacy of the data processing carried out up to the time of withdrawal remains unaffected.

Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

In case of any data protection violations the affected party has the right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority in matters of data protection is the Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. The list of data protection officers and their contact details can be obtained via the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common machine-readable format. The direct transfer of your data to another responsible person can occur only after your request and as far as it is technically possible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transfer of confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries sent to the website owner). An encrypted connection can be recognised by the changes in the browser address line (from “http://” to “https://”) and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the transmitted data cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

According to the currently applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to demand correction, blocking or deletion of your data any time free of charge. If you have any questions about personal data, you can contact us at the address provided in the legal notice section any time.

Objection to receiving advertising mails

We hereby object to the usage of contact data published as part of the obligatory legal notice for submission of any advertising and information materials that we did not expressly request. The website owner expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited submission of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Our website partly uses the so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. They help us make our service safer, more effective and more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your session. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser during the next session.

You can set your browser to inform you about the placing of cookies, to allow cookies only in individual cases, to prohibit the usage of cookies for certain cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

The cookies necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain required functions (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored in accordance to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to provide his services in a technically flawless and optimal manner. If any other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in the so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These include:

browser type and version
Used operating system
referrer URL
host name of the accessing computer
time of the server request
IP address
Such data will not be merged with any other data sources.

This data is collected in accordance to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of server log files to ensure that the website is displayed optimally and without any technical errors.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, the information provided this way including the contact data will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The data provided via the contact form is thus processed exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR). You can revoke the previously granted consent at any time. It is sufficient to send us an informal notification via e-mail. The legitimacy of the data processing carried out up to the time of withdrawal remains unaffected.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain stored until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). This does not affect mandatory legal provisions and in particular retention periods.

4. Analytical tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The service provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses the so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your website usage. The information about your website usage, which is generated by the cookie, is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The Google Analytics cookies are stored in accordance to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the user behaviour analysis in order to optimise both his website and advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, Google will shorten your IP address in the member states of the European Union or other member states within the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. In exceptional cases, Google transfers the full IP address to the server in the USA and shortens it there. On behalf of the website owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your website usage, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services associated with website and internet usage to the website owner. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

Browser plugin

You can disable cookies storage by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, however, due to such actions you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your website usage (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information during future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order data processing

We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully comply to the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

5. Plugins and Tools

Vimeo

Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have a Vimeo account. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged in with your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information about how Vimeo handles user data, please refer to the Vimeo privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps service via API. The service provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is necessary to store your IP address to use the functions of Google Maps. This information is generally transferred to the server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site can not influence this data transmission.

The usage of Google Maps is in the interest of providing an attractive presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the locations we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) of GDPR

More information on how Google Maps handles user data can be found in the Google privacy policy:  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.