data privacy statement
Thank you for your interest in our website and in our company. One of our prime concerns is the protection of your personal data when we process your visit to our website. Your data is protected as part of the legal provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and other regulations governing data privacy. Below we inform you which data is collected during your visit to our website and how we use it. Remember that there are always security breaches when transmitting data over the web (e.g. communication by email). It is impossible to achieve complete protection from unauthorised access by third parties.
The controller within the meaning of the data protection laws is Th. Geyer GmbH & Co KG. If you have any questions about data protection, or you wish to exert your rights or claims to your personal data, please contact our data protection officer Mr Matthias Krohe by sending an email to datenschutzthgeyerde.
This data protection notice contains information about data processing on our web pages and about the corresponding digital processes.
The subject of data protection is personal data. According to art. 4 (1) GDPR, this is all information relating to identified or identifiable natural persons. This includes, for example, information such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address or telephone number, but may also include usage data such as your IP address. Every access to our homepage and every retrieval of a file stored on the homepage is logged in server log files. The storage is for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following are logged:
- Name of the retrieved file
- Date and time of retrieval
- Transferred amount of data
- Notification of successful retrieval
- Web browser
- Requesting domain
- Operating system used
- IP address used
- Search words
Additional personal data will only be processed if you provide this information voluntarily, for example in the context of an inquiry. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
If our digital offers offer the possibility to optionally enter personal data, we ask you to check for yourself which data you would like to disclose to us. The mandatory fields marked as such are required to process your inquiry or order. Any additional data collected is voluntary and is used to optimize our service offering and, if necessary, for statistical purposes.
Consent to the use of data for events
By registering for an event organized by Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of holding the event.
We process your data according to article 6 paragraph 1 lit a) GDPR on the basis of your consent. By registering, you expressly agree that Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG as the organizer as well as the exhibiting companies may use the data within the scope of the event. Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG ensures that the rights of the participant will be safeguarded.
This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
Right of access, rectification and deletion
Upon request, you will receive information free of charge about your personal data stored with us, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, restriction of processing or deletion of this data. Legal retention periods may stand in the way of data deletion.
Consent and right of revocation
After you grant your consent to the use of data, you can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us a message.
Right of revocation
You have the right at any time to revoke the basically permissible processing of your data due to a special personal situation. To make a revocation, all you need to do is send us a message giving the reasons for your revocation.
Right of complaint
You have the right to complain to a regulatory body if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the General Data Protection Regulation.
Note on data transfer to the USA
Our website contains several tools from companies based in the USA. When these tools are enabled, they can forward your personal data to the US server of that particular company. We would like to inform you that the USA is not a secure third country as defined by EU data protection law. US companies are obliged to divulge personal data to security agencies without you as the person concerned having any right to take legal action to prevent this. As a result, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. Intelligence services) will process, analyse and permanently save data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.
Links to other websites
Our online presence contains links to other websites. This data protection statement does not cover other providers. We have no influence on the fact that the operators of other websites comply with data protection regulations or not.
Our website uses Matomo, a web analytics service. Matomo uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your shortened IP address) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties.
Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
We use Google AdWords Conversion Tracking to measure the success of our advertising measures. After certain targets have been achieved on our website ("Conversions") - such as the completion of an order or registration for our newsletter - this is recorded by Google. Google can use this to measure the number of times a target has been achieved. In addition, Google will allocate, on the basis of previously set cookies, which advertisements were clicked on before and were thus decisive for the achievement of the goal. Google processes this information on servers located in the United States, but will not associate it with any personal information held under your Google Account.
We offer you the possibility of subscribing to our website. Your data, first name, surname, email address and password entered during subscription are only collected and saved in order to use our offer. On subscribing to our website, we also save your IP address and the data and time of your subscription. This serves as security for us in case a third party misuses your data and subscribes to our website using your data without your knowledge. Your data is not passed on to third parties. No comparison is made of data collected in this way with data which may be collected by other components on our website.
Our website offers you the possibility of subscribing to our newsletter. Our newsletter informs you about our offers at regular intervals.
To receive our newsletter, you require a valid email address. The email address you enter is immediately verified whether you are the real owner of the email address and whether you are authorised to receive the newsletter. On subscribing to our newsletter, we also save your IP address and the data and time of your subscription. This serves as security for us in case a third party misuses your email address and subscribes to our website using your data without your knowledge. We do not collect any other data. Data collected in this way is only used in relation to our newsletter.
To create our newsletter, we use the provider "Inxmail GmbH" in Freiburg. The data stored during your registration is transmitted to "Inxmail GmbH" and stored by "Inxmail GmbH". The data entered will not be passed on to any other third parties. After registration, you will receive an email from Inxmail to confirm your registration.
You will find information on data protection at Inxmail under the following link:
No comparison is made of data collected in this way with data which may be collected by other components on our website. You may cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time. Please refer to the confirmation email and the information in every newsletter for details.
On our website we offer you the possibility to contact us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user will be stored for the purpose of processing his contact. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The data collected in this way is not compared with data that may be collected by other components of our site.
Data protection information on photos pursuant to art. 13 of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG
Dornierstr. 4 - 6
2. DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Mr Matthias Krohe
Taking photos of events and publishing the photos on the website, on social media channels and in printed media (specifically: catalogues, brochures) for publicity work and to show the activities of Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG.
4. LEGAL BASES
Justified interest in accordance with point f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR as well as Sections 22, 23, 24 KUG (Art Copyright Act) and Sections 14, 28 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG): Publicity work and presentation of the activities of Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG. You have the right to object to processing. The objection can be addressed to: email@example.com (though it is possible to make an objection in any other way). It is assumed, however, that the interests of Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG in the taking and use of photos will not excessively interfere with the rights and freedoms of natural persons, especially because they have entered the public space, the fact that photos would be taken and used was communicated in advance and at the event, and when taking and publishing the photos it is ensured that no justified interests of the people depicted are violated. If the rights and freedoms of a person depicted are violated under particularly extenuating circumstances, however, we will prevent further processing using suitable measures. Deletion cannot take place in printed media that have already been published. Deletion will take place on the website or on social media channels where technically possible.
5. STORAGE DURATION
The data is deleted five years after creation.
6. CATEGORIES OF RECIPIENTS
- Employees of Th. Geyer GmbH & Co. KG, who need to receive the data as part of performing their work (e.g. IT, other administration departments, marketing).
- Contractors and contract processors (e.g. event photographers, communities, ...) who are involved in processing (taking and publication of photos).
- Tax consultants, authorities (tax office, other authorities) and legal representatives (when enforcing rights or defending claims or as part of official proceedings)
The data is made publicly available online and published on social media channels. The data is published in printed media and is distributed to the public in a limited printing run. The data is not forwarded to recipients who pursue their own purposes with this data. On social media channels, however, it may transpire that the social media service will obtain rights of use to the published data. It is not intended for data to be sent to recipients in an external country (outside of the EU) or to an international organisation. Automated decision-making (profiling) does not take place.
As of: July 15, 2019