Name and contact information of the controller in accordance with Article 4 Paragraph 7 GDPR
Company: GCEA GmbH
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 43, 28844 Weyhe, near Bremen, Germany
Telephone: 0049 4203-78291-0
Fax: 0049 4203-78291-24
Data Protection Officer in accordance with Article 37 GDPR and Article 38 BDSG 2018
Name: Atis Data GmbH
Address: Hinterm Sielwall 4/5
28277 Bremen, Germany
Security and protection of your personal data
In our opinion, our primary duty is to treat confidentially the personal data you provide us with and to protect it from unauthorised access. We therefore act with extreme care and comply with the latest security standards to ensure maximum protection for your personal data.
As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and to the rulings in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational action to ensure that the data protection regulations are complied with by us as well as by our external service providers.
Definition of terms
1. Personal data
“Personal data” is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”); a natural person is deemed identifiable if they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular on the basis of attributing them to an identifier such as a name, to an ID number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special features which embody the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
“Processing” is any action or series of actions performed, with or without the aid of automated procedures, on personal data, such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
3. Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” is the marking of stored personal data aimed at limiting its processing in the future.
“Profiling” is any form of automated processing of personal data that involves using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects related to a natural person, especially to analyse or predict aspects concerning this natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
“Pseudonymisation” is processing personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without using additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
6. Filing system
A “filing system” is any structured set of personal data that is accessible on the basis of certain criteria, irrespective of whether this set of personal data is managed centrally, decentrally or structured on a functional or geographical basis.
A “controller” is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body that decides on the purposes and methods of processing personal data, either alone or together with others. If the purposes and methods of this processing are stipulated by EU law or the law of the member states, the controller or the specific criteria of his/her appointment can be designated in accordance with EU law or the law of the member states.
A “processor” is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
A “recipient” is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body that personal data is disclosed to, irrespective of whether they are a third party or not. However, authorities who may receive personal data within the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with EU law or the law of the member states are not deemed recipients; processing this data by the aforementioned authorities is performed in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations in accordance with the processing purposes.
10. Third party
A “third party” is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body, except for the data subject, the controller, the processor and the people who are permitted to process the personal data under the direct authority of the controller or processor.
“Consent” on the part of the data subject is any freely provided, specific, informed and unambiguous statement of intent in the form of a declaration or any other unambiguously verified action, with which the data subject makes it clear that they are in agreement with the processing of the personal data related to them.
Lawfulness of processing
Processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. The legal basis for processing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Points a – f GDPR include the following in particular
1. The data subject has given their consent to the processing of his/her personal data for one or more specific purposes.
2. Processing is required for fulfilling a contract which the data subject is a contractual party of or for performing pre-contractual measures on the request of the data subject.
3. Processing is required for compliance with a legal obligation that the controller is subject to.
4. Processing is required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.
5. Processing is required to perform a task that is in the public interest or is undertaken when exercising the official authority vested in the controller.
6. Processing is required to protect the legitimate interests of the controller or of a third party, unless these interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data, especially if the data subject is a child.
Information about the collection of personal data
(1) Below, we inform you of how personal data is collected when our website is used. Personal data is, for example, your name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
(2) If you contact us via e-mail or via a contact form we will store the data you have provided (your e-mail address, maybe your name and telephone number) in order to answer your question. We will erase the data accumulated in this context after storage is no longer necessary or processing is restricted if statutory storage obligations apply.
Collection of personal data during visits to our website
If our website is used purely for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register with us or provide us with information in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. When you want to view our website, we collect the following data that we require for technical reasons in order to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Point f GDPR)
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (actual page)
Access status/HTTP status code
Data volume transferred in each case
Website that the request comes from
Operating system and its user interface
Language and version of the browser software
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive specific to the browser you use and which provide certain information to the site that creates the cookie. Cookies cannot execute any programmes or infect your computer with any viruses. They are used to make the website generally more user-friendly and more effective.
1. Transient cookies are erased automatically when you close the browser. Session cookies are transient. They store a session ID that allows various requests from your browser to be attributed to the shared session. Your computer can thus be recognised again when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log off or close the browser.
2. Persistent cookies are erased automatically after a specified period of time. This period can differ from cookie to cookie. You can erase the cookies at any time via your browser’s security settings.
3. You can configure your browser settings as required and, for example, refuse to accept third party cookies or all cookies. Third party cookies are cookies that have been created by a third party and therefore not by the actual website that you are currently visiting. We would like to point out that deactivating cookies may mean that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.
4. The Flash cookies used are not created by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects that are placed on your end device. These objects save the required data irrespective of the browser you use and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed you must install a suitable add-on, e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash cookie killer for Google Chrome. You can prevent HTML5 storage objects from being used by setting your browser to privacy mode. We also advise you to manually erase your cookies and your browser history regularly.
Our website’s other functions and offerings
(1) As well as using our website for purely information purposes, we offer various services that you can use should you be interested. Usually, these services require you to enter additional personal data that we use to provide the service in question and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
(2) We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. They have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, they must follow our instructions and are checked regularly.
(3) Furthermore, we can pass your personal data onto third parties if promotional campaigns, competitions, contract signing or other services are provided by us together with a partner. You will be provided with more information concerning this when you enter your personal data or at the end of the description of the offering.
(4) If our service providers or partners are located in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) we will inform you of the implications of this in the description of the offering.
In principle, our offering is aimed at adults. Those under 18 years old should not provide us with any personal data without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
Rights of the data subject
(1) Withdrawal of consent
If processing the personal data is based on consent given you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
You may contact us at any time to withdraw your consent.
(2) Right of confirmation
You have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether we are processing personal data about you. You can demand the confirmation at any time using the aforementioned contact data.
(3) Right of access
If personal data is processed you can demand, at any time, information about this personal data and about the following information
1. The purposes of processing
2. The categories of the personal data processed
3. The recipients or categories of recipients that personal data has been or will be disclosed to, in particular recipients in third countries or at international organisations
4. If possible, the envisaged period that the personal data will be stored for or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period
5. The existence of the right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning yourself or to restriction of processing on the part of the controller or to the right to object to this processing
6. The existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
7. All available information about the source of the personal data if it has not been collected from the data subject
8. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – in these cases at least – meaningful information about the logic involved and the significance and envisaged consequences of processing such as this for the data subject
If personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation you have the right to be informed about the appropriate safeguards related to the transfer in accordance with Article 46 GDPR. We will provide a copy of the personal data that is undergoing processing. For all additional copies that you request, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If you make the request electronically the information is to be provided in a commonly used electronic format if nothing to the contrary has been specified. The right to obtain a copy in accordance with Paragraph 3 must not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other people.
(4) Right to rectification
You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning yourself without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to demand that incomplete personal data is completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.
(5) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
You have the right to demand from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning yourself without undue delay, and we are obliged to erase personal data without undue delay if one of the following reasons apply
1. The personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or processed in any other way.
2. The data subject withdraws their consent on which processing is based in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Point a or Article 9 Paragraph 2 Point a GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
3. The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.
4. The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
5. Erasure of the personal data is required to comply with a legal obligation in accordance with EU law or the law of a member state that the controller is subject to.
6. The personal data was collected in relation to offered information society services in accordance with Article 8 Paragraph 1 GDPR.
If the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to erase it in accordance with Paragraph 1, the controller, taking account of the available technology and the implementation costs, will take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform the controllers who are processing the personal data that a data subject has requested them to erase all the links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
There is no right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) if processing is required
To exercise the right of freedom of expression and information.
To comply with a legal obligation which requires processing in accordance with EU law or the law of the member states that the controller is subject to or to perform a task that is in the public interest or when exercising the official authority vested in the controller.
For reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9 Paragraph 2 Points h and i as well as Article 9 Paragraph 3 GDPR.
For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR, if the right referred to in Paragraph 1 is likely to make the achievement of the objectives of that processing impossible or seriously impaired.
For the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
(6) Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions applies
1. The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
2. The processing is unlawful, the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of the use of the personal data instead.
3. The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
4. The data subject has objected to processing in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If processing has been restricted in accordance with the aforementioned prerequisites this personal data – with the exception of its storage – will only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the EU or of a member state.
To exercise the right of restriction of processing, the data subject can contact us at any time using the contact data provided.
(7) Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning yourself that you have provided us with in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller that the personal data has been provided to if
1. The processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Point a or Article 9 Paragraph 2 Point a or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Point b GDPR and
2. Processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising the right to data portability in accordance with Paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, if this is technically feasible. Exercising the right to data portability does not affect the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). This right does not apply to processing required to perform a task that is in the public interest or is undertaken when exercising the official authority vested in the controller.
(8) Right to object
You have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning yourself which is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Points e or f GDPR; including profiling based on these provisions. The controller will no longer process the personal data unless the controller can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning yourself for such marketing activities; this includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing activities. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
If personal data concerning yourself is processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 Paragraph 1, you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning yourself, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
You can exercise the right to object at any time by contacting the relevant controller.
(9) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning yourself or affects you similarly in a significant way. This does not apply if the decision
1. Is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller.
2. Is authorised by EU or member state law that the controller is subject to and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests.
3. Is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
The controller will implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
The data subject can exercise this right at any time by contacting the relevant controller.
(10) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her infringes this regulation.
(11) Right to an effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to any other administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint by a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data not complying with this regulation.
Use of Matomo (formely Piwik)
(1) This website uses the web analytics application Matomo in order to enable us to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics collected help us to improve our offering and to make it more interesting for you as the user. The legal basis for using Matomo is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Point f GDPR.
(2) Cookies are stored on your computer for these analyses. The controller stores the information collected in this way exclusively on its server in [Germany]. You can deactivate the analysis by erasing existing cookies and by preventing cookies from being stored. We would like to point out that if you prevent cookies from being stored you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. You can prevent cookies from being stored via the settings in your browser. It is possible to prevent Matomo from being used by deselecting the checkbox shown below and thus activating the opt-out plug-in. [Matomo iFrame].
(3) This website uses Matomo with the “AnonymizeIP” plug-in. This means that IP addresses are processed in shortened form and direct attribution to a specific person can therefore be ruled out. The IP address transferred by your browser via Matomo is not merged with other data collected by us.
(4) The Matomo program is an open source project. Data protection information concerning the third party provider is available at matomo.org/privacy-policy/.
Integration of Google Maps
(1) We use Google Maps on this website. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and allows you to use the map function easily.
(2) When you visit our website, Google is informed that you have visited the relevant subpage of our website. Furthermore, the data specified in Article 3 of this policy is transferred. This is performed irrespectively of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged on to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged on to Google your data will be directly attributed to your account. If you do not want the data to be attributed to your profile at Google you must log out before pressing the button. Google stores your data in the form of usage profiles and uses it for marketing and market research purposes and/or to design its website in line with requirements. Analysis such as this is performed in particular (even for users who are not logged on) to provide needs-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. Please contact Google to exercise this right.
Use of fonts from the internet
Web fonts from Adobe Typekit
To display fonts uniformly, this website uses web fonts provided by Adobe Typekit. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to ensure that text and fonts are displayed correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you use must establish a connection with the Adobe Typekit servers. Adobe Typekit is thus informed that our website has been visited via your IP address. Adobe Typekit web fonts are used to help our online offerings to be shown in a uniform and appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Point f GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts a standard font will be used by your computer.
Should you have any comments, questions or complaints please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to directly contact the authority responsible this can be done at
www.lfd.niedersachsen.de (for Lower Saxony)
https: //www.datenschutzzentrum.de (for Schleswig-Holstein)