We are happy about your interest in our company. The management of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH attaches great importance to data protection. The websites of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH can generally be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services offered by our company via our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, for example name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH. By means of this Privacy Statement, our company wishes to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this Privacy Statement informs data subjects of their rights.
As data controller who is responsible for data processing, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as fully as possible. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, which means that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
The Privacy Statement of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the basic data protection regulation (DS-GVO) was issued. Our Privacy Statement should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
In this Privacy Statement, we use the following terms:
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature is:
GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH
Herborner Straße 51
35745 Herborn, Germany
Telefon: +49 (0) 2772 58350-0
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the web browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common web browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the web browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.
The website of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH records a number of general data and information every time the website is called up by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The data and information collected can be he (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in case of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH will not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is rather required in order to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimise the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore, on the one hand, evaluated statistically by GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH and, on the other hand, assessed with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Due to legal regulations, the website of GHS Vakuumtechnik GmbH contains information that enables rapid electronic contact with our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis from a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. Such personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
The data controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if intended otherwise by the European directives and regulations or by any other law or regulation to which the data controller is subject.
If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
The data controller for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the recording, collection and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about the website from which a data subject has accessed another website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The data controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and made anonymous by Google if the access to our Internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state which is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, among other things, to compile online reports for us which show the activities on our website, and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. It has already been explained above what cookies are. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is called up, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. In the course of this technical process, Google receives knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the place from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever you visit our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the web browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the web browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the data subject's information technology system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the web browser or other software programs.
Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to those processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might be necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our site were to be injured and his name, age, health insurance details or other vital information were subsequently passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In that case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are overridden. We are allowed such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our staff members and our shareholders.
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the deadline, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of the contract.
We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject cannot be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, he or she must contact our Data Protection Officer. Our Data Protection Officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.
As a responsible company, we avoid automatic decision-making or profiling.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and is supposed to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.