The responsible body within the spirit of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
GIS Consult GmbH
Gesellschaft für angewandte geographische Informations-Systeme
45721 Haltern am See
Tel.: +49 23 64 - 9218-0
Fax: +49 23 64 - 9218-72
Your rights as an affected person
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:
- Information about your data stored with us and processing of it,
- Correction of incorrect personal data,
- Deletion of your data stored with us,
- Restriction of data processing in so far as we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to statutory obligations,
- To object to the processing of your data by us and
- ‘Data portability’ in so far as you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
In so far as you you have given us your consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.
You can contact your local supervisory authority at any time with an objection. Your competent supervisory authority is governed by the federal state of your place of domicile, your work or the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/addresses_links-node.html.
Data protection is an important goal of GIS Consult GmbH. We record and store personal data exclusively for the purpose of establishing and maintaining business relationships, wherein these data, such as name, address, telephone and, should the situation arise fax number, e-mail address and, should the situation arise position and function in the company - in so far as not publicly accessible - are collated and stored exclusively with the consent of the respective person. In particular, invitations, newsletters and information about products and services that in our opinion could be of interest to our customers are only dispatched with express consent (in accordance with §94 TKG [Telecommunications Law] this can be declared electronically).
Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
We only process your personal data for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
- you have given your express consent for this,
- processing it is necessary to develop a contract with you,
- processing it is necessary to fulfil a statutory obligation,
- processing it is necessary to protect justified interests and there is no reason to assume you have an overriding interest worthy of protection to your data not being disclosed.
The legal basis for processing data is Art. 6 Section 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for collecting data. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. For this reason, we only store your personal data for as long as this is necessary to achieve the purposes given here or as provided for in the various statutory storage periods provided for in law. After the respective purpose has been achieved or after these periods expire, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.
Collecting general information when you visit our website
When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. These pieces of information (server log files) for example include the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar information. These pieces of information exclusively do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
This information is required technically, in order for us to deliver contents you have requested from websites correctly, and is urgently required when using the Internet. It is processed for the following purposes in particular:
- ensuring a trouble-free connection is established with the website,
- ensuring smooth use of our website,
- evaluating system security and stability as well as
- for other administrative purposes.
Processing your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned purposes for collecting data. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The recipients of the data are only the responsible body and, if applicable, the contract processor.
Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our internet presence and the technology behind it.
We do not collect any personal data about visitors to our website.
Our service provider domainfactory GmbH stores the following information in the server log files:
- IP address
- point in time
- Bytes transferred
- User Agent
This data is kept for three days and then deleted.
Links to external contents
External contents which are linked to from our website may be subject to different data protection guidelines. In order to check these, you should visit the home page / homepage of the respective provider and, if necessary, contact the respective provider directly. The company GIS Consult GmbH checked this when linking to external internet provisions for the first time. According to §8 of the German Telemedia Act, we are not responsible for the „external‟ content, as we neither initiated the transmission, chose the addressee for the information transmitted nor selected or changed the transmitted information. Also, no intermediate storage takes place.
Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as e.g. IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and make the correct display of our web pages possible for you.
Under no circumstances will data we collect be passed on to third parties or be linked to personal data without your consent.
We use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to protect the security of your data during transmission.
On the basis of your explicit consent being granted, we will regularly send our newsletter or comparable information to you electronically to your specified e-mail address.
If you provide us with your e-mail address, this will be sufficient to receive the newsletter. The data you provide when registering to receive our newsletter, will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified of circumstances relevant to the service or registration by e-mail (e.g. changes to the newsletter provision or technical eventualities).
We need a valid e-mail address to complete an effective registration. We use the „double opt-in‟ process to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address. We log the order for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and receipt of the requested answer for this purpose. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter out and will not be passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent for storage of your personal data and use of the data for sending the newsletter out at any time. You will find a corresponding link for this in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or can inform us of your corresponding wish via the contact instructions at the end of this data protection notice.
If you contact by us e-mail or using the contact form with regard to any questions whatsoever, you grant us your voluntary consent for the purpose of making contact. A valid e-mail address is required for this purpose. This is used to allocate your request and then reply to it. Providing us with further data is optional. The details you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been processed, your personal data will be deleted automatically.
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
We use script libraries and font libraries such as e.g. Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website in order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid them being loaded multiple times. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or blocks access, contents will be displayed in a standard default font.
Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library’s operator. In such cases it is theoretically possible - but currently however also unclear whether and, if the need arises for what purposes – for operators of corresponding libraries to collect data.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. When you visit a page using the YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit here. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Whoever deactivates the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to reckon with such cookies when viewing YouTube videos either. YouTube also deposits non-personal user information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block cookies being saved in your browser.
Further information on data protection at „YouTube‟ can be found in the provider's data protection declaration under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/
Changes to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in order that it always complies with current statutory requirements, or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.
Questions for the Data Protection Officer DPO
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:
Dr. Lars Ostermeyer
GIS Consult GmbH
45721 Haltern am See
Tel.: (+49) 2364 9218-47
The company GIS Consult GmbH reserves the right to change this data protection information at any time in compliance with applicable valid data protection regulations. (Status: 05/2018)