Please find below information regarding the processing of your personal data by us when you use our website. You are welcome to contact us or our data protection officer at any time if you have any questions.
Name and contact of the controller pursuant to Article 4 (7) GDPR
GussStahl Lienen GmbH & Co. KG
Telephone: +49 (0)5483/7454-0
Fax: +49 (0)5483/7454-54
Data protection officer
It is our top priority to ensure that the personal data provided by you remains confidential, and to protect it against access by unauthorised third parties. For this reason, we take the utmost care and apply the latest security standards in order to guarantee maximum protection for your personal data.
As a private company, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations stipulated in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organisational measures that ensure that the provisions regarding data protection are observed both by us and by our external service providers.
The legislator requires that personal data are processed in accordance with the law, in good faith and in a manner that can be understood by the data subject (‘Legality, processing in good faith, transparency’). In order to guarantee this, we wish to inform you here of the individual definitions of the legal terms that are also used in this data protection statement:
‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as 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.
2. Restriction of processing
‘Restriction of processing’ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future
‘Profiling’ means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
‘Pseudonymisation’ means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
5. Filing system
‘Filing system’ means any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.
‘Controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
‘Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
‘Recipient’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
9. Third party
‘Third party’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
‘Consent’ of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
Processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for the processing. The legal basis for the processing can in particular be the following, in accordance with Article 6, Section 1, points a – f GDPR:
a. the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
b. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
c. processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
d. processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
e. processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
f. processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
(1) Below, we provide information about the collection of personal data when our website is used. Personal data include your name, address, e-mail addresses and usage behaviour.
(2) When you make contact with us via e-mail, the data provided by you (your e-mail address, if appropriate, your name and telephone number) are stored by us in order to answer your questions. The data accruing in this context are deleted by us after storage is no longer required, or processing is restricted if statutory storage obligations apply.
When using this website for purely informational reasons, i.e. if you do not register or transfer information in any other way, we only collect the personal data that is transmitted by your browser to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that are technically required by us in order to display our website and guarantee stability and security (the legal basis is Article 6 (1), sentence 1, point f GDPR):
(1) In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive allocated to the browser employed by you and by means of which certain information flows to the entity that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot generate programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user friendly and effective.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies whose extent and functionality are described below:
a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. They include session cookies in particular. These store a so-called session ID, by means of which different requests of your browser can be allocated to a joint session. As a result, your computer can be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you lot out or close the browser.
b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which can differ according to each individual cookie. You can delete the cookies in your security settings in your browser at any time.
c. You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and for instance refuse the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. So-called ‘third-party cookies’ are cookies that are set by third parties, and are therefore not set by the actual website on which the user is currently located. We wish to point out that by deactivating cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
d. The flash cookies used are not recognised by your browser, but by your flash plugin. Furthermore we use HTML5 storage objects, which are placed on you end device. These objects store the necessary data regardless of the browser used by you and do not have an automatic expiry date. If you do not wish any processing of the flash cookies, you must install a suitable add-on such as ‘Better Privacy’ for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe flash-killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by setting your browser to private browsing. Also we recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.
(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if interested. Usually, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
(2) In some cases, we use external service providers/contract processors to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.
(3) Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in promotions, competitions, conclusion of contracts or similar services together with partners. You can obtain more detailed information when you provide your personal data, or below in the description of the offer.
(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
Our offer is primarily directed at adults. Persons aged under 18 should not transfer personal data to us without the agreement of their parents or legal guardians.
(1) Withdrawal of consent
Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on granted consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You are welcome to contact us at any time in order to exert this right to withdrawal.
(2) Right to confirmation
You have the right to obtain form us confirmation as to whether the personal data concerning you is being processed. You can request such a confirmation at any time via the above contact options.
(3) Right to information
If personal data is being processed, you can request information regarding this personal data and regarding the following items at any time:
a. the purposes of the processing;
b. the categories of personal data concerned;
c. the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
d. where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
e. the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing; f. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
g. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR relating to the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by you as the data subject, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. 3Where you make the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested by you, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form. The right to obtain a copy referred to in paragraph 3 shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
(4) Right to rectification
You have the right to request the rectification of incorrect personal data concerning you without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
(5) Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
a. the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
b. the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9 (2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
c. the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) of the GDPR;
d. the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
e. the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
f. the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1) of the GDPR.
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) does not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:
(6) Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain the restriction of processing from us where one of the following applies:
a. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
c. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
d. the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted under paragraph 1, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, 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 Union or of a Member State.
In order to assert his or her right to restriction of processing, the data subject can contact us at any time via the above contact options.
(7) Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
a. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) or point (a) of Article 9 (2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 (1), and
b. the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The right to erasure (‘the right to be forgotten’) remains unaffected.
(8) Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall 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.
Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) of the GDPR, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning you, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
You can exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the respective controller.
(9) Automated decisions in individual cases, 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 him or her or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision:
a. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller,
b. is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
c. is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
The data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, 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 his or her right to object at any time by contacting the respective controller.
(10) The right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority Irrespective of another administrative or legal remedy, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority named below when you as the data subject are of the view that the processing of the personal data concerning you is in breach of these regulations:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
(11) The right to effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to any other administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, if you consider that on the basis of the rights granted to you in this Regulation, the processing of personal data relating to you infringes this Regulation.
(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will first truncate the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.
(2) Google Analytics will not associate your IP address transferred by your browser with any other data held by Google.
(4) On this website, the Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in truncated form, rendering personal association impossible. Insofar as the data collected about you has a personal association, this is immediately precluded and the personal data are thus immediately deleted.
(5) We use Google Analytics in order to analyse the use of our website and regularly improve it. Through the statistics received, we can improve our offer and render it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the United States, Google has submitted itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1), point f of the GDPR.
(6) Information from the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions:
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection:
http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and the data protection statement:
(7) This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is conducted via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your use in your customer account under ‘My Data’, ‘Personal Data’.
(1) On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. By doing so we can show you interactive maps directly on the website and enable you to comfortably use the map function.
(2) Through your visit to the website, Google obtains the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. At the same time, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration is transferred. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in, or if a user account does not exist. If you are logged in at Google your data is assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish the assignment with your profile by Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for advertising purposes, market research, and/or needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation also occurs in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to display needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You are entitled to a right of objection against the formation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google in order to execute this right.
(3) Further information on the purpose and extent of the data collection and its processing by the plugin provider is available in the data protection declaration of the provider. There you can also obtain further information concerning your rights in this regard, together with settings options in order to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data also in USA and has submitted itself to the EU-US-Privacy-Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
(1) For a uniform presentation of fonts, this website uses so-called Web Fonts which are provided by Google. When a page is retrieved, your browser loads the Web Fonts required into your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts.
(2) When Web Fonts are shown, the browser used by you must make a connection to the Google servers. As a result, Google gains knowledge of the fact that our website has been retrieved via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is made in the interest of providing a uniform, attractive presentation of our website. This is a justified interest as defined in Article 6 (1), point f of the GDPR. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard front is used by your computer.
(3) Information from the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
For further information, see the FAQ on Google Web Fonts under
GussStahl Lienen GmbH & Co. KG
Fon: +49 (0)5483/7454-0
Fax: +49 (0)5483/7454-54
GussStahl Lienen GmbH & Co. KG
Fon: +49 (0)5483/7454-0
Fax: +49 (0)5483/7454-54
GussStahl Lienen GmbH & Co. KG
Fon: +49 (0)5483/7454-0
Fax: +49 (0)5483/7454-54