Data protection

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. GESCO AG is committed to protecting and ensuring the security of its customers’, business partners’ and users’ data. As a result, our business processes are designed in such a way that the amount of personal data subject to collection or processing is kept to an absolute minimum. The following privacy statement explains what information we collect during your visit to our website, what pieces of this information may potentially be used, and how.

Personal data

GESCO AG collects, stores and processes personal data exclusively in accordance with applicable regulations under data protection law. GESCO AG collects, stores and processes personal data only to the extent necessary within the scope of a contractual relationship or for supplying information you have requested, and provided you have voluntarily supplied the information, for example as part of signing up for a newsletter or through the contact form. GESCO AG will not disclose your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes, which include those related to advertising, market research and opinion polling, without your express consent. Furthermore, GESCO AG will itself not use your stored data for these purposes without your consent.

Responsible body

The responsible body within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act is

GESCO AG
Johannisberg 7, 42103 Wuppertal, Germany
Phone: +49 202 248200
Fax: +49 202 2482049
Email: gesco(at)gesco.de

Executive Board:
Robert Spartmann

Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Klaus Moellerfriedrich
Company headquarters: Wuppertal

Standard data

Data with no direct reference to your person is automatically stored whenever you visit a website. It pertains exclusively to information that, by itself, does not allow for the identification of your person in any way. Such data is also generated whenever you access a website from other providers and includes the following, for example:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Retrieved resources and length of visit
  • Transferred data volume and length of the data transfer
  • Place where you accessed the page
  • Name and version of the browser software

This information is used exclusively in anonymised fashion to further improve the website in the interest of users. Such information is deleted if it is possible to make a direct link to a specific person.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies, which are small files that make it possible to store specific data on a user’s computer from which a website is accessed. This data relates only to the device in question and serves two purposes: to enhance how user-friendly a website is, and to collect statistical information about a website’s use. The information is subsequently analysed in order to improve the website. As a user of this website, you can manage how cookies are stored by choosing the setting in your browser that requires individual confirmation of cookies – or which prohibits the storage of cookies. More information about cookies is available on the Mozilla or Microsoft websites.

Statistical analysis using etracker

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards.In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however,no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.



Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.

Security

We have taken extensive technological and operational precautions to protect your personal data stored with us from unauthorised access and misuse. In addition, we regularly review our security procedures and update them to keep pace with technological progress. Our employees are required to maintain strict confidentiality.

Links to other website

If you visit an external website from our page (external link), it may be the case that the external provider receives information from your browser about which one of our web pages you accessed the site from. The external provider is responsible for this information. Just like every other website provider, this matter is entirely out of our hands.

Your rights with regard to personal data

As a matter of course, GESCO AG fully respects your rights with regard to your personal data. Your specific rights are as follows:

  • Right of access: You have the standardised right of access, which enables you to request information about what personal data of yours is stored with us. We will promptly provide you with this information upon request.
  • Right to erasure: You have the right to demand that we delete your data if it may no longer be stored.
  • Right to correction: You have the right to have your personal data corrected if we have stored it incorrectly.
  • Right of objection: You have the right to object to the storage of your data at any time or to revoke your consent to its storage.

If you would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact us, including by sending an email to gesco(at)gesco.de.

Data protection officer

GESCO AG has appointed the attorney Martin Wagner, LL.M., to serve as the company’s data protection officer. He is available to answer any further enquiries regarding data protection at GESCO AG. His contact information is as follows:

Martin Wagner, LL.M., Attorney
Certified Data Protection Officer (TÜV Nord)
GoldbergUllrich Rechtsanwälte
Friedrichstr. 51 – 42105 Wuppertal, Germany
Phone: +49 202 9422900
Telefax: +49 202 454505
Email: gesco(at)datenschutzservice.online

Apart from the in-house privacy monitoring performed by the company’s data protection officer, the German Federal Data Protection Act also provides for monitoring bodies that can assist you in enforcing your rights. The regulatory authority of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is responsible for GESCO AG.