Privacy Policy

Thank you very much for your interest in our online presence. With this, we, Gerdes AG, would like to inform you about the data protection regulations in our company. Protecting your privacy in the processing of personal data is a matter of importance to us and we strictly adhere to the rules of data protection laws such as the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) [German Federal Data Protection Act] des Telemediengesetzes (TMG) [German Telemedia Act] and other regulations regarding data privacy.

You can rely on the protection and security of your personal data at Gerdes AG. They are encrypted through digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected by technical measures against damage, destruction or unauthorized access.

Subject of data protection


The subject of data protection are personal data. According to § 3 paragraph 1 BDSG, personal data refers to specific data about the personal or objective affairs of a specified or specifyable natural person. This includes, for example, details such as your name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number or such data as your IP address, as appropriate.

Scope of the data acquisition and data storage


In general, you do not have to disclose any personal data in order to use our website. However, we may need your personal data, in order to actually provide our services. This applies both to the mailing of information or goods ordered and also in response to individual requests.

If you instruct us to provide a service or the sending of goods, we collect and store your personal data in principle only to the extent necessary to ensure the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. This may need to disclose your personal information with companies that we use to deliver the service or contract management. These are, for example, transport companies or other service providers. If we perform one of the acts described below or otherwise or render services, we want to collect and store your personal data and request your express approval in the corresponding place of our website.

Collection and storage of usage data


To optimise our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time of your visit, the website from which you linked to our site, and the like. This takes place anonymized, without identifying the user of the site in person. If applicable, usage profiles are created by means of a pseudonym. In such cases, there is at no time a connection made between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the collected usage data. We also use cookies in order to collect and store usage data. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and that are used for the storage of statistical information such as the operating system, your internet browser, your IP address, the web page wherefrom you linked to our site (referrer URL) and the time of your visit. We collect this data for statistical purposes only, in order to further optimise our Internet presence and make our Internet offers even more attractive. The collection and storage is exclusively in an anonymous or pseudonymous form and allows no conclusion on you as being the natural person.

Assigned data use


We adhere to the principle of the appropriate use of data and we collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have communicated them to us. Your personal data is not transmitted to third parties without your express approval, provided that this is not necessary for rendering of the service or performance of the contract. Transmission to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information also only takes place within the scope of the statutory obligations to furnish information, or if we are under an obligation to furnish information by virtue of a court order.

Even the internal privacy we take very seriously. Both our own employees and the service companies working on our instructions are obliged to maintain discretion and to comply with the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG).

Right of information and cancellation


You have free access to all your data stored by us at any time without giving reasons, and you may at any time have the data which have been collected by us blocked, corrected or deleted. Moreover, you may also at any time and without giving any reason revoke the consent you have given us to collect and use the data. For this purpose, please contact the contact address stated in the imprint. For any questions about this data protection declaration or about the processing of your personal details, please feel free to contact us at any time.