For the GTV Verschleißschutz GmbH compliance with data protection laws is not only a legal obligation, but a necessary element of trust. In the following we want to transparently inform you about the methods, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data which might be collected from you while visiting this website. We will also inform you about your rights.
Data protection officer
You can reach our DPO at:
Süddeutsche Datenschutzgesellschaft mbH
c/o Maximilian Mayer
Tel: +49 (0) 941 - 38177070
Rights of the data subject
Your rights as a data subject
As a data subject you have the following rights concerning your personal data. You have
When you claim your rights toward us according to the GDPR and the BDSG, we will process the data you thereby submit to fulfill your claims.
Subsequently we will store the data submitted by you and the data submitted by us to you in return for the purpose of documentation until the expiry of the regulatory offenses limitation period (3 years).
The lawfulness of processing and storing the data is based on Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our obligation to fulfill your requests and the need to exonerate ourselves in possible fine proceedings by proving that we have lawfully fulfilled your requests.
You can object to the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. We would like to note that the processing of your personal data is mandatory for the verification of compliance with data protection rights of the data subject according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as other methods of verification do not exist or are not equally suitable.
Data protection measures / arrangements
We secure our website and other systems — and thus your data — through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, change or dissemination through unauthorized persons. In particular your personal data will be transmitted encrypted through the internet. Therefore we operate with the coding system TLS (Transport Layer Security).
Having said this, the transmission of information via internet is never fully safe, which is why we cannot guarantee the safety of the data transmitted by our website to a 100%.
Data processing modalities
Sources and categories of personal data
We process your personal data insofar as it is necessary for the statement, content-related configuration or modification of a contractual relationship between you and us (inventory data). In particular the following can be inventory data: Name, form of address, contact details (postal address, telephone, email address), date of birth , etc.
Furthermore we process your usage data. Usage data is data that is collected when you interact with our web content and our services, in particular your IP address, start and end of your visit on our website and information on the contents you have viewed on our website.
We collect the data mentioned directly from you (e.g., through the visit of our website), or, provided that it is permitted by data protection laws, from third parties or respectively from publicly accessible sources (e.g., commercial or association register, the press, media, internet).
Data transfer to third party countries outside the EU
All information we acquire from or on you will generally be processed on servers located within the European Union. A transmission of your data or a processing of your data in third party countries will occur without your explicit consent solely if this is legally intended or permitted and if an appropriate data protection level is guaranteed in the third party country or if there are contractual obligations in place via the EU’s so-called standard contractual clauses.
Please note that the USA is a so-called unsafe third country. When transferring personal data to the USA, there is the risk that US security agencies can access these data under the “Cloud Act”. EU citizens do not have any effective legal recourse in the US or in the EU against these measures.
Data disclosure, processing on behalf of the controller
We will never illicitly disclose your personal data to third parties. However, we may disclose your data to third parties, in particular if you have agreed to data disclosure, if the disclosure is necessary to fulfill our legal obligations or if we are obligated or authorized to disclose said data by law or administrative or judicial orders. In particular this may be the case for the purposes of criminal proceedings, averting of dangers or enforcement of intellectual property rights.
We may disclose personal data gathered from you to third parties particularly in the context of contract fulfillment, for example to delivery services or the service used for payment, to the extent that this is necessary for contractual performance. You can find the individual service providers down below under the section "Third party services".
Under certain circumstances we may transmit your data to external service providers which process data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions (data processor) to simplify and disburden our own data processing. Every data processor will be bound by contract according to Art. 28 GDPR. In particular this means that the data processor has to offer sufficient guarantees that appropriate technical and organizational measures are implemented so that data processing is compliant with the requirements of the GDPR and your rights as a data subject are ensured. Despite commissioning data processors we remain the responsible party for the processing of your personal data according to the GDPR.
Purpose / Objective of the data processing
In general we will use the data solely for the purpose for which the data was gathered. We may subsequently process the data for another, different purpose, provided that this other purpose is not incompatible with the original purpose (Art. 5 (1) point (c) GDPR).
Unless specified otherwise, we will store data gathered from you only for as long as it is necessary for each respective purpose and unless there are legal retention obligations preventing deletion, for example from commercial law or tax law.
Individual processing activities / operations
In the following we want to outline as transparently as possible, which of your data we will process under which circumstances, on what basis and for what purpose.
Server log files
Each time our website is accessed, the following general information will be automatically sent to our servers by your browser (so called server log files): Your IP address, product and version information of the browser and operating system used (so called user agent), the webpage from which the access originated (so called referer), date and time of the request and possibly your internet service provider. Furthermore the status and the volume of data will be recorded.
Your computer’s IP address will be stored only for the duration of your visit to the website and subsequently will immediately be deleted or made partially unrecognizable through reduction. The rest of the data will be stored for a limited period of time (to a maximum of 7 days).
The legal basis for the usage of these server log files is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest arises from the necessity to operate our website, especially to discover and remove website errors, to determine the utilization of the webpage, to make adjustments and improvements and to guarantee the security of the system. You can object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. We would like to point out that the processing of your server log files is mandatory in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all.
To improve user-friendliness we use so called "cookies" on our website.
What Cookies are
Simply put, a cookie is a small text file, that stores data about visited websites. Cookies can store a kind of "user profile", including information like your preferred language or other page set-ups, that are required by our website to be able to offer you certain services. This file will be stored on your terminal device and also helps with recognizing you in the event of a new visit to our website.
Under certain circumstances we can gather information on your preferred activities on our webpage through these cookies, and thus align the webpage according to your individual interests and even increase the navigation speed on our website.
How you can avoid Cookies
You can manually delete the cookies in your browser’s security settings at any time.
Optionally you can prevent the storage of cookies by default via the respective settings of your browser. Please do note that in this case you possibly will not be able to use all functions of our website entirely or that errors may occur in the presentation or usage of the website.
Third party Cookies
It is possible that third party service providers, with the help of whom we develop and operate our website, independently store cookies on your terminal device, in particular through so called plugins (see section below "Third-party services"). Should you solely want to accept our own cookies, but not the cookies of these third parties, you can prevent these third party cookies by use of the respective browser setting "Block third-party cookies".
Which Cookies are implemented
In detail our webpage places the following cookies:
The legal basis for the usage of cookies generally is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing) and §25 (2) no. 2 TTDSG (absolute necessity for the provision of a tele media service expressly requested by the user). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to provide you with a user friendly website. Relating thereto Cookies are essential as they are an integral part of the current internet technology and numerous of our present website’s different functions would not be available without cookies. We therefore require cookies to provide you with the website in response to your request.
You can object to the processing of your data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
We would like to note that the processing of your data in certain cookies is mandatory in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, as otherwise the website cannot be operated at all and that we do not have the technical possibilities to prevent the storage of cookies on specific individual terminal devices. Nevertheless, it is possible for you to take care of this yourself (see above, "how you can avoid cookies").
In individual cases we will ask your consent to the application of cookies. In these cases the legal basis for the use of the respective cookies is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR (consent of the subject). You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
What is Web Storage
Web storage is a technology for web applications that store data in a web browser. Web storage can be seen as a further development of cookies but differs from them in some respects.
In contrast to cookies, which can be accessed by both server and client, the web storage is completely controlled by the client. This means that data is not transferred to the server every time the website is accessed. Access is only possible locally via scripts on the website. Specifically, this means that third parties cannot access the information stored on the website. Only you and we can access the locally stored data.
The legal basis for the usage of web storage, which is absolutely necessary for the funtionality of the website, is is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing) and §25 (2) no. 2 TTDSG (absolute necessity for the provision of a tele media service expressly requested by the user). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to offer you a functional website. Web storage is necessary because it is an integral part of current Internet technology and without it many functions of current website would not be available. We therefore need the web storage so that we can make the website available to you on your request.
You can object to the processing of your data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. However, we would like to point out that the processing of your data in web storage may be compulsory within the meaning of Art. 21 (1) GDPR, since otherwise the website cannot be operated at all and we do not have the technical option to prevent the usage on certain end devices. However, you may be able to do this yourself in your browser. For more information, pease take a look at the instructions for your browser.
The legal basis for the use of the web storage, which is not absolutely necessary for the function of the website, is Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 letter a) GDPR (consent of the data subject). We ask you for your consent to the use of this data when you first access the website by means of a message text that appears. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie banner again and changing the settings made.
Our website offers you the possibility of an online application via an application form. Please note that you will be asked to provide mandatory information, without which you cannot transmit your application.
We mandatorily require the following information from you:
Apart from these providing further information is voluntary. You can send us additional information and documents if you find these beneficial to your application.
Overall the usage of the online form is voluntary. You can also send us your application via email or letter post at any time. As applications generally include particularly sensitive data, we would like to point out that data transmission via the Internet always includes risks, in particular through interception or exposition of the data. If you are uncertain regarding this, we advise you to contact us via telephone or postally.
We use your data to process your application and to communicate with you, especially to evaluate your suitability regarding an actual or future employment in our company.
If your application is successful, our personnel department will store your data in the personnel file when you are hired. If your application is not successful, we will store your data for a period of six months, calculated from when you have received the decision. Your data will be accessed during this period only if you wish a statement regarding our decision or to defend ourselves against legal claims.
After the expiration of this period we will delete or destroy your data, unless we are obliged to retain the data for longer by legal regulations. If you have applied by letter post, we will send the application documents back to you if you so wish, and if you have granted us a domestic postal address. Otherwise your application documents will be destroyed in case of an unsuccessful application.
The legal basis for the usage of the data provided by you voluntarily in the application form is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR (consent of the data subject). You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint. The legal basis for processing mandatory data is Art. 88 paragraph 1 GDPR in conjunction with §26 BDSG (Data processing in employment context).
We reserve the right to anonymize application data so that it will no longer be possible to draw conclusions about your person, and subsequently analyze it for in-house statistical business purposes. Beyond that we will make no further analysis without your consent.
Third party services
For simplification of our data processing and to extend the functionality of our website we use third party services and resources, for example plugins, external content, software or other external service providers (services). In doing so the possibility exists that personal data will be transmitted to the service provider. If required, to protect your data, we have contractually obligated the service provider according to Art. 28 GDPR to solely process the data according to our instructions. We would like to explicitly point out that we are regularly only responsible for the data acquisition and transmission by the service according to the GDPR, but not for a possible subsequential processing by the respective service provider.
Our webpage uses services from the company Google Ireland Limited ("Google EU"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. This company represents the company Google LLC ("Google US"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA in the EU.
By using the services data will be transmitted to Google EU and possibly from Google EU to Google US. Google as a whole can use the transmitted data to create anonymized user profiles for statistical purposes. In addition, if you possess a Google-account and are logged into it, Google can associate the transmitted data with your account, even across multiple devices. In general we do not have any influence regarding this data processing. Controller of this data processing is therefore Google EU.
Your data will only be transferred to Google if you expressly consent to the processing. You thereby consent to the data transfer to the USA in accordance with Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, knowing the risks described under "Data transfer to third countries outside the EU".
The details of the concluded standard contractual clauses (ensuring the level of data protection in third countries) can be found here: https://support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/10042247?hl=de
You can change your individual Google ad-settings on the following website: https://adssettings.google.com/?hl=de (Please note: The settings made are deleted when you delete the cookies in your browser)
Our website uses the external font-service "Google Fonts" by Google. This service allows us to present our website in a unified and appealing way even for variously configured user terminals by loading fonts from an external server instead of the user terminal. For this purpose the required fonts will generally be requested from a Google server in the USA. Through this request the following information, amongst others, will be transmitted to the Google servers and stored there: Your IP address, product- and version information about the used browser and operating system (so called user agent), the webpage from which your access took place (so called referrer), date and time of your request and possibly your internet-service-provider.
The legal basis for the use of Google Fonts is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the data subject). We ask you for your consent to the use of the service when you first access the website via a displayed notice text. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie banner again and changing the settings made.
Our website uses the video service "YouTube" from Google. YouTube is used to integrate videos into our website at various points. By playing videos, the following information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there for several months: Your IP address, product and version information about the browser and operating system used (so-called user agent), the website from which your access took place (so-called referrer), date and time of the request and possibly your Internet service provider. YouTube uses this data, among other things, to collect statistics and improve the service.
The service stores and analyzes cookies (see above under "Cookies") on your terminal device.
This service uses your browser's web storage. For more information, see the Web Storage section above.
The legal basis for the use of Youtube is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the data subject). We ask you for your consent to use the service when you first access the website via a displayed notice text. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie banner again and changing the settings made.
We use certain services that record data from website users and provide it to us for analytical purposes. We use this data to make user-oriented improvements to our website, our services and offers. In particular the following information regarding user-behavior can be recorded: Your IP address, product- and version information about the used browser and operating system (so called user agent), the webpage from which your access took place (so called referer), date and time of your request and possibly your internet-service-provider, approximate origin (country and city), language, clicks on content and display time.
The legal basis for the usage of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR (consent of the data subject), since no data processing occurs as long as you do not accept our cookies via the cookie-banner. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie banner again and changing the settings you have made.
Matomo (previously Piwik)
If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use at any time by clicking the mouse below. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data: Matomo iFrame
Attention: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the opt-out cookie also being deleted and you may have to reactivate it.
For more information on data protection at Matomo, please visit: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/
Social media fan pages
In addition to our website we maintain an online presence on social platforms in order to communicate with our active customers, interested parties and users, and to inform them about our services.
When you visit our presence on a social platform, your data will generally be gathered and processed by the respective platform provider for our market research and advertisement purposes. The provider can also process the data for their own purposes. From your user behavior and your interest resulting from this behavior user profiles can be made. These user profiles can in turn be used to, for example, show advertisements within and outside of the platform, that presumably corresponds with your interests. For these purposes cookies (see above) are generally stored on your terminal device, in which your user behavior and your interests will be recorded. Especially if you are a member of the respective platform and are logged in, further data may be stored independently in the user profiles. For a detailed presentation of each respective data processing and the possible contradiction possibilities we point to the following linked details of the service providers, as only they fully know the exact procedures of their data processing.
We point out, that your data may also be processed outside of the European Union. This can yield risks, as for example the enforcement of your rights may be more difficult.
The legal basis for the usage of online presences and the data procession related to it is generally Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need to be able to present ourselves to visitors in social media as well as having the ability to introduce statements of all sorts into the media- and opinion market. You can object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
The legal basis for the usage of statistical data of all visitors on our social media sites, that is gathered, prepared and made available to us by the respective platform providers is Art. 6 (1) point (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of data processing). The legitimate interest results from our need for user-oriented improvements of our online services and design and the optimization of the communication with interested parties by analysing anonymised visitor- and user behaviour. You can object to the processing of your personal data based on the legitimate interest at any time under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR. Please use the contact details provided in the imprint.
If you are asked for consent regarding data processing by the respective service provider, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) point (a) GDPR (consent of the data subject). You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. Please contact the service provider that asked for your consent regarding this.
In the event that you would like to assert your rights, we note that these rights, regardless of a possible joint responsibility and control, are most effectively enforced against the respective service provider. As a rule only the service providers have direct access to your data and can take appropriate measures directly or provide information. Should you need help nonetheless, you can contact us at any time and we will support you in the scope of our possibilities.
We are represented on:
Facebook is a social network of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The company Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is the European subsidiary company of the company Meta Platforms, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.
We have concluded an additional agreement with facebook within our license agreement that regulates the responsibility and control of the data processing regarding the site-insights-function according to Art. 26 GDPR. You can find the details of this agreement here:
https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. Facebook has, among other things, obligated themselves to inform you about data processing within the site-insights-function. You can find this information here:
YouTube is a social video platform of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Ltd ("Google EU"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This company represents in the EU the company Google LLC ("Google US"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
For more information on data protection at YouTube, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Instagram is a social network of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The company Meta Platforms Ireland Limited is the European subsidiary company of the company Meta Platforms, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.
LinkedIn is a work-related network of the LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland. This company represents in the EU the LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, California 94085, USA.
You can configure the data collection of Twitter on the following page: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/
Xing is a professional network of New Work SE, Am Strandkai 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany. Further information on data protection at Xing can be found at: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.