GreenGate AG - Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. We understand data protection as a customer-oriented quality feature. The protection of your personal data and the protection of your personal rights are important to us.

With this data protection declaration, we would like to inform all visitors to our website transparently about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us and inform you about the rights to which you are entitled.

In principle, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. However, if you make use of our company's services via our website, the processing of your personal data may become necessary. The data automatically collected when you visit our website, or the personal data entered by you when using our services will be processed in accordance with the current legal provisions on the protection of personal data.

If processing of your personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will always obtain consent for the necessary purpose of the processing. As the company responsible for processing, we have established technical and organizational measures to ensure the highest possible level of protection for your personal data.

However, we would like to point out that data transmission via the World Wide Web can have security gaps.

If you would like to use the services of our company and do not wish to use the method of data transmission via the World Wide Web, you also have the option of contacting us by telephone.

 

1. CONTACT DETAILS OF THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PROCESSING

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation is:

GreenGate AG

Alte Brücke 6

51570 Windeck

+49 2243 92307 0

info@greengate.de

The appointed data protection officer is

Mr. Stephan Hartinger

Coseco GmbH

Telephone: +49 8232 80988 70

E-mail: datenschutz@coseco.de

2. COLLECTION OF GENERAL ACCESS INFORMATION

Every time you visit our website, server log file information that your browser transmits to us is automatically recorded. These are:

1. IP address (Internet Protocol address) of   the accessing computer

2. the website from which you are visiting us (referrer)

3. the website you are visiting

4. the date and duration of your visit

5. Browser type and browser settings

6. operating system

We would like to point out that this data cannot be assigned to a specific person. We use this technical access information exclusively for the following purposes:

1. To improve the attractiveness and usability of our website,

2. To detect technical problems on our website at an early stage.

3. To deliver the contents of our website correctly,

4. and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for       prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack.

This data is stored for a maximum of 7 days as a technical precaution to protect the data processing systems against unauthorized access.

3. COLLECTION AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

We use your personal data only for the purposes stated on this information page on data protection.

3.1 REGISTRATION ON OUR WEB SITE

3.1.1 Receive our Newsletters

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter, through which we will inform you at regular intervals about offers, products and information from the company. To receive our newsletter, you need a valid e-mail address.

For the sending of a personalized newsletter, we need the following information from you: E-mail address

After sending the registration, you will receive a confirmation email for legal reasons to complete your registration for the sending of the newsletter (double opt-in). The data stated here will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. In order to constantly improve the content of our newsletter and to adapt it to the interests of the subscribers, a tracking function (Super Mailer) is used for analysis purposes.

This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right to send you regular e-mail offers for similar products to those you have already purchased from our range.

You may cancel the newsletter at any time and revoke your consent to the use of your data for sending the newsletter. You will find a link to this effect in every newsletter.

3.2 CONTACT FIELDS ON OUR WEBSITE

3.2.1 Contact us by Mail or Contact form

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to contact us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you provide will be stored automatically.

Any such personal data transmitted to us by you on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry or contacting the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

4. WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?

Our website uses so-called cookies in several places. Detailed information and which cookies are used can be found in our cookie policy.

5. DEPLOYMENT AND USE OF TRACKING, ANALYSIS TOOLS AND SOCIAL PLUGINS

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

However, by activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to 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.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly or by using a browser plugin http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to deactivate the storage; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We would like to point out that the Google Analytics code on this website has been extended so that your IP address is anonymized/abbreviated. Furthermore, we use Google Analytics to analyze data from Adwords and the Double-Click-Cookie. Deactivation is possible via the Ads Preferences Manager: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

By clicking on the following link, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data. A so-called opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the future collection of your data on this website.

Deactivate Google Analytics via Opt-Out-Cookie

Detailed information on data protection and terms of use can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html

Privacy Policy on the use and application of Google – AdWords

Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads both in Google's search engine results and in the Google ad network. In the Google ad network, the ads are distributed on topic-relevant internet pages by means of an automatic algorithm and considering the keywords defined beforehand.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertising on our website.

If you access our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie will be stored on your information technology system by Google. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned.

Provided that the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, for example shopping carts from an online shop system, have been called up on our website. The conversion cookie enables both us and Google to track whether a data subject who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated a sale, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads.

By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the websites visited, is stored. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, it is possible to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any Internet browser used and make the desired settings there. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

When you call up a web page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will obtain and store your IP address.

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your membership data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: www.facebook.com/settings.

Use of the Xing – Sharebutton

The "XING Share Button" is used on this website. When this website is accessed, the user's browser briefly establishes a connection to servers of XING AG ("XING"), with which the "XING Share Button" functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value) are provided. XING does not store any personal data of the user about the call of this offer. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of usage behavior via the use of cookies in connection with the "XING Share Button". Users can access the current data protection information on the "XING Share Button" and supplementary information on this website: www.xing.com/app/share

 

6. DELETION, BLOCKING AND DURATION OF THE STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the respective storage purpose or as stipulated by the various retention periods provided by the legislator.

After a storage purpose has ceased to exist or after expiry of the retention period provided for by law, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted for further processing in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECT

If you have any questions about your personal data, you can contact us in writing at any time. You have the following rights under the DS-GVO:

7.1 The right to information (sub-item Art. 15 DS-GVO)

You have the right to obtain information at any time about which categories and information about your personal data are processed by us for what purpose and how long and according to which criteria these data are stored and whether automated decision-making including profiling is used in this context. You also have the right to know which recipients or categories of recipients your data have been or will be disclosed to, in particular the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations. In this case, you also have the right to be informed about appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer of your personal data.

In addition to the right to complain to the supervisory authority and the right to information about the origin of your data, you have the right to deletion, correction and the right to restriction of or objection to the processing of your personal data.

In all of the above cases, you have the right to request from the data controller a copy of your personal data processed by us free of charge. For any further copies that you request or that go beyond the data subject's right to information, we are entitled to charge a reasonable administrative fee.

7.2 The right to rectification (Art. 16 DS-GVO)

You have the right to request the immediate rectification of your inaccurate personal data and, considering the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration. If you wish to exercise the right of rectification, you may contact our data protection officer or the controller at any time.

7.3 The right to erasure (Art. 17 DS-GVO)

You have the right to request the immediate deletion of your data ("right to be forgotten") in particular if the storage of the data is no longer necessary, you revoke your consent to data processing, your data has been processed unlawfully or has been collected unlawfully and a legal obligation to delete exists under EU or national law. However, the right to be forgotten does not apply if there is an overriding right to freedom of expression or freedom of information, the storage of data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation (e.g. retention obligations), archiving purposes conflict with the deletion or the storage serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

7.4 The right to restriction (Art. 18 DS-GVO)

You have the right to request restriction of the processing of your data by the controller if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, you refuse the erasure of your personal data and instead request restriction of the processing, if the necessity for the processing purpose ceases to apply or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1), as long as it has not yet been determined whether legitimate grounds on our part outweigh yours.

7.5 The right to data portability (Art. 20 DS-GVO)

You have the right to the portability of your personal data, which you have provided to our company in a common format, so that you can have your personal data forwarded to another responsible party without hindrance, provided, for example, that you have given your consent and the processing is carried out by means of an automated procedure.

7.6 The right to object (Art. 21 DS-GVO)

You have the right to object at any time to the collection, processing or use of your personal data for the purposes of direct advertising or market and opinion research as well as general business data processing, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms. In addition, you cannot exercise your right to object if a legal provision provides for the collection, processing or use of the data or obliges the collection, processing or use.

7.7 Right of appeal to the data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 DS-GVO in conjunction with § 19 BDSG)

You have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority if you consider that there has been a breach in the processing of your personal data.

7.8 Right to revoke consent under data protection law (Art. 7 Abs. 3 DS-GVO)

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time and without giving reasons. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us before the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force.

8. LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

When processing personal data for which we obtain the consent of the data subject, Article 6 (1), sentence 1 a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1, sentence 1 b) (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.  This regulation also includes processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

As far as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1, sentence 1 c) (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f) (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities as well as in the analysis, optimisation and maintenance of the security of our online offer.

9. TRANSMISSION OF DATA TO THIRD PARTIES

We do not generally sell or lend user data. A transfer to third parties beyond the scope described in this privacy policy only takes place if this is necessary for the processing of the respective requested service.

We only transfer data if there is a legal obligation to do so. This is the case if state institutions (e.g. law enforcement agencies) request information in writing or if there is a court order.

There is no transfer of personal data to so-called third countries outside the EU/ EWR area.  

 

10. LEGAL OR CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF PERSONAL DATA AND POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE IT

We hereby point out that the provision of personal data is required by law in certain cases (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on/of the contractual partner). For example, it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that the person concerned/the contractual partner must provide his/her personal data so that his/her request (e.g. order) can be processed by us at all. An obligation to provide personal data arises above all when concluding a contract. If no personal data is provided in this case, the contract with the data subject cannot be concluded. Before providing personal data, the data subject may contact our data protection officer or the data controller. The data protection officer or the controller will then inform the data subject whether the provision of the required personal data is prescribed by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract and whether an obligation arises from the concerns of the data subject to provide the personal data or what the consequences are for the data subject of not providing the requested data.

 

11. EXISTENCE OF AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling in our business relationships.