Privacy Policy

Controller within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

GTS AG
Butzweilerstraße 35 -39 / Motorworld Köln
D- 50829 Cologne

Commercial register number HRB 89473 registered in the District Court of Cologne

Tax number: 217/5739/1218

Board of Directors: Jörg Lorbach

Phone: +49 221 294 90 711
Fax: +49 221 294 90 709

E-Mail: contact@gts-ag.com

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and their processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Correction of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.B. the competent supervisory authority of the federal state of your place of residence or the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

Nature and purpose of processing:

When you access our website, e.g. when you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.

They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a trouble-free connection to the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well
  • to optimise our website.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind may be provided by us anonymously statistically evaluated in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the collection. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Provision required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither required by law nor by contract. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services may be unavailable or restricted. For this reason, an objection is excluded.

Technically unnecessary cookies

Furthermore, we use cookies to better tailor the offer on our website to the interests of our visitors or to generally improve it on the basis of statistical evaluations.

Please refer to the information listed below on the display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis technologies used for which providers set cookies.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for this processing is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

For other recipients, please refer to the information listed below on the display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis technologies used.

Third country transfer:

For information on this, please refer to the lists of the individual display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis providers.

Provision required:

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Web browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser (see Revocation of consent).

Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Revocation of consent:

You can withdraw your consent at any time via our cookie consent tool.

Profiling:

To what extent we analyse the behaviour of website visitors with pseudonymised user profiles, please refer to the information listed below on the display, tracking, remarketing and web analysis technologies used.

Registration on our website

Nature and purpose of processing:

To register on our website, we need some personal data, which is transmitted to us via an input mask.

At the time of registration, the following additional data is collected:

IP Address
Timestamp

Your registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered during registration is carried out on the basis of the user's consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

Data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent has been obtained.

Provision required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content.

Newsletter

Nature and purpose of processing:

For the delivery of our newsletter, we collect personal data, which is transmitted to us via an input mask.

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to check that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the registration for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data will be collected.'"

Legal basis:

On the basis of your expressly given consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. In each newsletter you will find a corresponding link. In addition, you can unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your revocation via the contact option indicated at the end of this data protection information.

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be processors.

Storage period:

In this context, the data will only be processed as long as the corresponding consent has been obtained. After that, they will be deleted.

Provision required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. Unfortunately, we cannot send you our newsletter without your consent.

Revocation of consent:

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. Unsubscription can be requested via the link contained in each e-mail or from the data protection officer listed below or the person responsible for data protection.

Contact form

Nature and purpose of processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. This requires the provision of a valid e-mail address and your name. This serves to assign the request and then answer it. The provision of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

By providing the contact form, we would like to enable you to contact us in an uncomplicated way. Your information will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit.b GDPR).

Recipient:

Recipients of the data may be processors.

Storage period:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the request.

If a contractual relationship arises, we are subject to the statutory retention periods in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after expiry of these periods.

Provision required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, email address and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, this website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", e.g. text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html und unter https://policies.google.com/?hl=de.

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 other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.B. user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is carried out automatically once a month.

Revocation of consent:

You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by:diesen Link anklicken. An opt-out cookie is installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Sie können darüber hinaus die Speicherung der Cookies durch eine entsprechende Einstellung Ihrer Browser-Software verhindern; wir weisen Sie jedoch darauf hin, dass Sie in diesem Fall gegebenenfalls nicht sämtliche Funktionen dieser Website vollumfänglich werden nutzen können.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser Add On to deactivate Google Analytics.'"

Using script libraries (Google Webfonts)

Um unsere Inhalte browserübergreifend korrekt und grafisch ansprechend darzustellen, verwenden wir auf dieser Website „Google Web Fonts“ der Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; nachfolgend „Google“) zur Darstellung von Schriften.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Using Adobe Fonts Typekit Web Fonts

Wir setzen Typekit-Webschriftarten von Adobe Fonts zur visuellen Gestaltung unserer Website ein. Adobe Fonts ist ein Dienst der Adobe Systems Software Ireland Companies (4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland; nachfolgend „Adobe“), der uns den Zugriff auf eine Schriftartenbibliothek gewährt.

To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must connect to an Adobe server in the United States and download the font required for our website. Adobe thereby receives the information that our website has been accessed from your IP address.

For more information about Adobe Fonts, please see the Adobe Fonts Privacy Notice, which you can access here: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html

If your browser does not support web fonts, or you do not give your consent, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Revocation of consent:

The provider does not currently offer the option for a simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent in the cookie consent tool for the corresponding cookie category or all cookies and data transfers that are not technically necessary. In this case, however, you may be able to use our website. not or only to a limited extent.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that personally identifies users.

For more information about data processing by Google, please refer to Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the data protection center.

Revocation of consent:

The provider does not currently offer the option for a simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent in the cookie consent tool for the corresponding cookie category or all cookies and data transfers that are not technically necessary. In this case, however, you may be able to use our website. not or only to a limited extent.

Use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. The operating company of the services of Google Remarketing is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "Google").'

The function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called "cookie" is stored in the browser of the website visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when he calls up websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can be presented with advertisements that refer to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use Google's remarketing function.'"

For more information about data processing by Google, please refer to Google's privacy policy:https://policies.google.com/privacy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the data protection center.

Revocation of consent:

The provider does not currently offer the option for a simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission. If you want to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent in the cookie consent tool for the corresponding cookie category or all cookies and data transfers that are not technically necessary. In this case, however, you may be able to use our website. not or only to a limited extent.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.B. SSL) via HTTPS.


Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR

Right to object on a case-by-case basis

Sie haben das Recht, aus Gründen, die sich aus Ihrer besonderen Situation ergeben, jederzeit gegen die Verarbeitung Sie betreffender personenbezogener Daten, die aufgrund Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO (Datenverarbeitung auf der Grundlage einer Interessenabwägung) erfolgt, Widerspruch einzulegen; dies gilt auch für ein auf diese Bestimmung gestütztes Profiling im Sinne von Art. 4 Nr. 4 DSGVO.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Recipient of an objection

GTS AG
Butzweilerstraße 35 -39 / Motorworld Köln
D- 50829 Cologne

Commercial register number HRB 89473 registered in the District Court of Cologne

Tax number: 217/5739/1218

Board of Directors: Jörg Lorbach

Phone: +49 221 294 90 711
Fax: +49 221 294 90 709

E-Mail: contact@gts-ag.com


Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.B. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your new visit.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

GTS AG
Butzweilerstraße 35 -39 / Motorworld Köln
D- 50829 Cologne

Commercial register number HRB 89473 registered in the District Court of Cologne

Tax number: 217/5739/1218

Board of Directors: Jörg Lorbach

Phone: +49 221 294 90 711
Fax: +49 221 294 90 709

E-Mail: contact@gts-ag.com