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Data Privacy

Data privacy statement

We welcome you to our website. Thank you for your interest in our company and our products. The protection of your privacy during your visit of our website is important to us. Please note the following information:

1. Collection, processing and usage of personal data

You can visit our website without providing any personal information. Personal data will be collected only when you provide us with that information yourself when performing a contract, opening an account or contacting us. These data will be used without your explicit consent only for completing a contract and the processing of your requests. After the contract is completed, your data will be stored considering retention periods relating to tax and commercial law. However, they will be deleted after these periods.

2. Forwarding of personal data

a) Order processing

Within the scope of the performance of the contract, your collected personal data will be forwarded to the company assigned with the delivery if necessary for the delivery of the products. 

3. Cookies

This website uses so-called "cookies", which help us to make our website overall more user-friendly, more effective and more secure- for example, if we want to make the navigation on our website faster. In addition, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of page views as well as the general navigation. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are send from our server to your computer system; most of them are so-called "session cookies". "Session cookies" are automatically deleted from your hard drive once the browser session is ended. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognise your computer system during the next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Of course, you can reject cookies anytime as long as your browser will permit it. Please note that you might not be able to use certain functions of this website or only to a limited extent if you have set up your browser to reject cookies (from our website).

4. Using Google Analytics

Google Analytics will not be used.

5. Facebook plug-ins

We have integrated so-called plug-ins to our website from the social network facebook.com (hereinafter called "Facebook"). Facebook is a company of the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A list as well as the appearance of these Facebook plug-ins can be viewed under the following Internet address: developers.facebook.com/plugins

Each time a webpage provided with a plug-in is opened on our website, the plug-in will cause your browser to load and display the visual design of the plug-in form from the Facebook server. The Facebook server will be receive the information which particular webpage on our website you are currently visiting. If you are a member of Facebook and you are logged in during your visit of our website, Facebook will automatically know from the information sent by the plug-in, which particular webpage you are currently visiting and will forward this to your personal user account on Facebook.

If you activate one of the plug-ins, for example, by clicking a "Like" button or by writing a comment, this information will be transmitted to your personal Facebook user account and stored. Furthermore, the information that your have visited our website will be transmitted to Facebook regardless whether you have activated one of the plug-ins or not. If you want to prevent the transmission and storage of data about you and your surfing behaviour you have to logout on Facebook before you visit our website. In order to revoke the data collection and storage of your visits by Facebook plug-ins with effect for the future, you can get a browser add-on for some browsers from "Facebook Blocker" under the following link; please do not remove the browser add-on as long as you want to block the Facebook plug-ins: webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker

At the following Internet address, you will find data privacy information from Facebook with more detailed information on the collection and usage of data by Facebook, on you rights concerning this matter as well as on the protection of your privacy


6. Use of YouTube in extended data protection mode

We use the provider YouTube to integrate videos. The videos are, in this respect, embedded in extended data protection mode. Like most websites, however, YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. YouTube uses these cookies in order to, among other things, record video statistics, avoid fraud and enhance user-friendliness. This also leads to the establishment of a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. If you start the video, this may trigger additional data processing operations. We have no influence over this. Further information on data privacy at YouTube can be found in YouTube's data privacy statement at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube

7. Use of Matome (formerly PIWIK)

On this website, data is, by means of the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service from the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Mataomo"), collected and stored for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Article 6 (1), letter f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour. From this data, pseudonymised usage profiles may be created and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies may be used for this. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the cache of the website visitor's Internet browser. The cookies enable, among other things, recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using the Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) will be processed on our servers. 

The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not combined with personal data concerning the bearer of the pseudonym.

If you do not agree with the storage or evaluation of this data arising from your visit, you may, by mouse click, subsequently at any time opt out of the storage and use of this data. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be installed onto your browser, the consequence being that Matomo will not collect any session data of any kind. Please bear in mind that complete deletion of your cookies will result in the opt-out cookie also being deleted and possibly having to be re-activated by you.

8. Information regarding the rights of the customer and contacts

You have a right to obtain information on your stored data free of charge as well as a right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any further questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, do not hesitate to contact us. The same applies to information, requests for blocking, deleting and correcting of your personal data as well as to revocations of consents. You will find the contact address on the page with our company information.

9. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller responsible for the processing can be contacted via the following channels:

Braukweg 28
59889 Eslohe
Tel.: +49 2973 9713-0
E-Mail: dsb@gefu.com

Any data subject who has any questions or suggestions relating to data protection may contact our data protection officer directly at any time.