1) Information about the collection of personal data and how to contact the data controller
1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. Hereafter, we inform you about how your personal data will be handled when you use our website. Personal data refers to any data with which you could be personally identified.
1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is GEP Green Energy Production SE, short form GEP SE, Vogelsanger Weg 111, 40470 Düsseldorf, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0)203-60015660, Email: email@example.com. The data controller responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal entity who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g., orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the string “https://” and the lock icon in your browser’s address bar.
2) Data collection when you visit our website
When using our website for information purposes only, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data which your browser transmits to our server (known as “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to be able to display the website to you:
- Our visited website
- Date and time of access
- Volume of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you accessed the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used (if applicable, in anonymised form)
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively, in the event that concrete evidence should point to illegal use.
In order to make your visit to our website a more pleasant experience, and to enable you to use certain functions, we use what so-called “cookies” on certain pages. These are small text files, which are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the browser session, that is, when you close your browser (these are called “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are used, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data, as well as IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period. This period may differ depending on the particular cookie.
If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR to the implementation of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR to preserve our legitimate interests regarding the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and efficient design of the visit to the webpage.
We may work with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard disk (third-party cookies) when you visit our website. If we work together with the above-mentioned promotional partners, you will be informed individually and separately of the usage of such cookies and the amount of information collected by them in the following paragraphs.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted..
4) Establishing contact
Personal data will be collected if you contact us (e.g., via contact form or email). We make it clear on the respective contact form, which data is being collected. This data is stored and used solely for the purpose of contacting you in order to respond to your enquiry, and for the technical administration associated with this process. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest in responding to your enquiry in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. Your data will be deleted once your request has been processed. This is the case if it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.
5) Web analytics services
Google Analytics 4
This website uses Google Analytics 4, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”), with which the use of websites can be analysed.
When using Google Analytics 4, so-called “cookies” are used as standard. Cookies are text files that are stored on your device and enable your use of a website to be analysed. The information about your use of the website recorded by cookies (including the IP address transmitted by your device and shortened by the last few digits, see below) is usually transmitted to a Google server, where it is stored and processed. This may also result in the transmission of information to the servers of the company Google LLC, based in the USA, and further processing of the information there.
When using Google Analytics 4, the IP address transmitted by your device when you use the website is automatically and automatically collected and processed in an anonymised manner, so that the information collected cannot be directly related to a person. This automatic anonymization takes place in that the IP address transmitted by your device is shortened by the last digits within member states of the European Union (EU) or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).
On our behalf, Google uses this and other information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on your website activities or your usage behaviour and to provide us with other services related to your website and internet usage. The abbreviated IP address transmitted by your device as part of Google Analytics 4 will not be merged with other Google data. The data collected as part of the use of Google Analytics 4 is stored for 2 months and then deleted.
With a special function, the so-called “demographic characteristics”, Google Analytics 4 also enables the creation of statistics with statements about the age, gender and interests of website users on the basis of an evaluation of interest-based advertising and with the help of information from third parties. This makes it possible to determine and differentiate between groups of users of the website for the purpose of target group-optimised alignment of marketing measures. However, data recorded via the “demographic characteristics” cannot be assigned to a specific person and therefore cannot be assigned to you personally. This data recorded using the “demographic characteristics” function is stored for two months and then deleted.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for the storage and reading of information on the device you use to use the website, only take place if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Without your consent, Google Analytics 4 will not be used while you are using the website. You can revoke your consent with future effect at any time. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service using the “Cookie Consent Tool” provided on the website.
We have concluded a so-called order processing agreement with Google for our use of Google Analytics 4, through which Google is obliged to protect the data of our website users and not to pass them on to third parties.
To ensure compliance with the European level of data protection, even when data is transferred from the EU or the EEA to the USA and any further processing there, Google relies on the so-called standard contractual clauses of the European Commission, which we have contractually agreed with Google.
Further legal information on Google Analytics 4, including a copy of the standard contractual clauses mentioned, can be found under the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
Details on the processing initiated by Google Analytics 4 and how Google handles data from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
6) Page functionalities
6.1 Using Vimeo videos
Our website includes plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you visit a page on our website that contains one of these plug-ins, your browser establishes a direct connection to Vimeo’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred from Vimeo directly to your browser and embedded into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plug-ins (such as pressing the start button of a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
If you do not want Vimeo to link the data collected on our website to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.
The tracking tool Google Analytics from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, is automatically integrated into videos from Vimeo that are integrated on our site. This is Vimeo’s own tracking system, to which we have no access, and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses “cookies” for tracking, which are text files stored on your computer that enable the way in which you use the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there; this may also result in a transmission to the servers of Google LLC in the USA.
All processing described above, in particular the reading out of information on the terminal device used via the tracking pixel, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Without this consent, Vimeo videos will not be used during your visit to the site.
You can revoke your consent with future effect at any time. In order to exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the “Cookie Consent Tool” provided on the website using alternative options that will be communicated to you on the website.
6.2 – Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) to display fonts in a uniform way. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This can also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the US. In this way, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is in the interests of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
7) Tools and miscellaneous
This website uses a cookie consent tool to obtain effective user consent for cookies that require consent and cookie-based applications. The “Cookie Consent Tool” is displayed to users when the page is called up in the form of an interactive user interface, on which consent for certain cookies and / or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the box. Through the use of the tool, all cookies / services that require consent are only loaded if the respective user gives consent by ticking the box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective end device of the user after consent has been given.
The tool sets technically necessary cookies in order to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data are generally not processed here.
If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and hence in a legally compliant structuring of our website.
Another legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. As the data controller, we are obliged to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective consent or users.
Further information about the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.
8) Rights of the data subjects
8.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights of the data subject (rights of information and intervention) with respect to the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, about which we will inform you below:
Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR: In particular, you have a right to information about your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaints to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us from you, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing that concern you, as well as your right to be informed about the guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 of the GDPR that exist when your data is transferred to third countries;
Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR: you have the right to immediate rectification of incorrect data relating to you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
Right to deletion in pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR: you have the right to require the deletion of your personal data when the conditions of Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR are met. However, this right shall not exist if, in particular, the processing is required for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
Right to restrict the processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR: you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the contested accuracy of your data is verified, if you refuse to delete your data due to inadmissible data processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data, if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, after we no longer need this data once the purpose has been achieved or if you have filed an objection for reasons based on your particular situation, as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh this;
Right to notification pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR: if you have exercised your right to rectification, deletion or restrict processing vis-a-vis the controller, this party undertakes to inform all recipients to whom the personal data that concerns you has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. It is your right to be informed of who these recipients are.
Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR: you have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible.
Right to revocation of consent pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR: you have the right to withdraw previously issued consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. If you withdraw consent, we will delete the data concerned without delay, provided that there is no legal basis for further processing without consent. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of processing based on consent before the withdrawal thereof;
Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR: if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work or where the suspected infringement took place, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
8.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL CEASE PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WHICH ARE WORTHY OF PROTECTION AND WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY EXERCISE YOUR OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL CEASE PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING.
9) Duration of the storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined on the respective legal basis, the processing purpose and – if relevant – on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g., retention periods under commercial and tax law).
When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject concerned revokes their consent.
If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, these data are routinely deleted after the retention period has expired, provided that they are no longer required to fulfil or initiate a contract and/or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.
When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject exercises their right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can prove compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
When processing personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, these data are stored until the data subject exercises their right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
Unless indicated otherwise within the information contained in this statement about specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.