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Data privacy notice

Provider and responsible authority within the meaning of the Data Protection Act

GA-TEC Gabelstaplertechnik GmbH
Dirk Pütz
Freie-Vogel-Str. 11
44263 Dortmund

Scope of Application

With this data privacy notice, users will receive information regarding the type, scope and purpose of the data recorded and used by responsible providers.

The legal framework for the data protection consists of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Recording of general information

Every time you access this offering, we, or the webspace provider, will automatically record information. This information, also known as server logfiles, are of a general nature and cannot be linked to you personally.

Among other things, the following is recorded: the website name, file, date, data quantity, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your internet provide, the so-called referrer URL (the page you accessed our offering from) and the IP address.

Without these data, it would be technically impossible to deliver and display the contents of the website. Therefore, the recording of the data is absolutely necessary. Moreover, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us with optimising our offering and technology. In addition, we retain the right to inspect log-files, if we have reasons to suspect that our offering has been used illegally.

Use of personal data

Definition: Personal data is all data which can be used to unambiguously identify someone. Therefore, this is all data which can be linked to a person.

This personal data includes the first name and surname, telephone number, as well as email address. Personal data also includes information regarding hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as internet pages that have been called up.

These data are only recorded, used and where applicable passed on, if the legislator expressly permits this or users give their consent to the saving, usage and passing on of the data.

Registration on our website

When you register on our website to make use of personalised services, personal data is stored. This includes your name, address as well as telephone number and email address as contact and communication data.

Registration enables access to services and contents which are only available to registered users. Where required, registered users have the option to amend or delete any data provided during registration at any time. If you require, we will inform you which personal data has been recorded and saved. Furthermore, we will correct or delete data on request, as long as there are no contrary statutory retention obligations. If you have questions or requests for amendments or deletion of data, please use the contact data mentioned in this data privacy notice.

Comment function

If comments or other inputs are saved and published on our offering, we will save the IP address, user name and point of time of creation. This data is recorded for security reasons, as the provider can be prosecuted over illegal contents (illegal propaganda, insults, etc.), even if these were created by third parties. In such a case, the information will help to find out the author’s identity.

Comment subscription

If a user of this offering subscribes to follow-up comments, they will receive a confirmation email. With this email, we are confirming that the user is the actual owner of the email address entered. You have the option to end this comment subscription at any time. You will receive information regarding this together with the confirmation email.


When you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data you provide us with exclusively for this purpose, or to inform the registration of relevant circumstances. We will not pass this data on to third parties.

You will require a valid email address to receive the newsletter. Additionally, we will save the IP address which you used to register for the newsletter and the date you ordered the newsletter. This data serves as evidence of misuse, if for example, another person’s email address was used to subscribe to the newsletter. In order to ensure that an email address was not entered in our mailing list by third parties for purposes of misuse, we use the lawful, so-called “double-opt-in” procedure. Within the context of this procedure, the order of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation mail and the receipt of the subscription confirmation is recorded.

At any time, you have the option to revoke the storage of your data, your email address and their use for sending newsletters. There is a link in every newsletter and on the website for this purpose. Further, you have the option of conveying your revocation wish via the contact options stated in this document.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by email, we will save the data you provided there to answer questions and to be able to ask any subsequent questions.



Service integration and third-party content

Our offering includes contents, services and offerings from other suppliers. For example, maps are provided by Google-Maps, videos by YouTube, as well as images and graphics from other websites. In order to be able to call up these data in the user’s browser, it is absolutely necessary to transmit the IP address. The provider (hereinafter referred to as third party provider) therefore perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we try to ensure that we only use third party providers which only require your IP address in order to be able to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address is stored. This procedure can be used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we know that the IP address is stored, we shall inform users of this.


This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that the server saves on your device. They contain information on the browser, IP address, operating system and internet connection. These data are not passed on to third parties or are not linked to your personal data without your consent.

Cookies fulfil two purposes in particular. They help us to make navigation through our offering easier and enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to smuggle in viruses or start programmes.

Users have the option to call up our offering without cookies. In order to do so, you will need to change the according settings in your browser. You can use the help function on your browser in order to inform on how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may impact some of the website functions and limit ease of usage. The pages (USA) and (Europe) allow you to administer online advertisement cookies.

Usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allow the analysis of your use of our website. The information regarding your usage of this website provided by the cookie is generally transmitted and stored on a Google server in the USA. Due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address is abbreviated prior to this by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states of the agreement of the European Economic Area. In rare cases, the full IP address is transmitted to Google servers in the US and abbreviated there.

On behalf of the website operator, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and to provide additional services related to website and Internet usage on behalf of the website operator. The IP address transmitted within the context of Google Analytics is not linked to other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies with the corresponding settings of your browser software. However, this may mean that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website in full.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google from storing and processing the data created and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.

You can find further information regarding conditions for use and data protection under or

Facebook Social Plug-in

We include a website plug-in from the social network, Facebook (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You will recognise this plug-in - you can find an overview here: - by the like-button or Facebook logo.

If you call up our webpages using the Facebook plug-in, it will create a direct link to Facebook. We do not have any influence on the type and scope of data that Facebook will record, save and process. We can only inform you according to our current knowledge.

The plug-in informs Facebook that you have called up the corresponding page on our offering. This also applies to users who are not registered on Facebook. In this case, there is a possibility that Facebook may save the IP address.

If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, then the Facebook plug-in will explicitly assign your visit to the website to your Facebook account. Furthermore, the plug-ins will convey all your interactions, for example if you use the like-button or leave a comment.

In order to prevent Facebook saving data about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. Moreover, you can block the plug-ins using add-ons for browsers (for example, “Facebook blocker”).

You can find information regarding the data protection provisions, scope and purpose of data storage and processing as well as settings to protect your privacy on Facebook here:

Google+ Social Plug-in

We embed the Google+ (Google Plus) social plug-in on our webpages; you can recognise this by the +1 symbol on a white or colourful background. The plug-in is supplied by Google Inc. (Google for short, address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

When calling up a website with the Google+ interface, this creates a connection to Google servers. Google will convey the content of the interface and embed it on the according website. Simultaneously Google will receive information about which page is being called up. According to Google, your personal data will only be recorded if you click on the Google+ interface. For Google+ members who are logged in, the following applies: Even if there is no interaction Google will save and process the IP address at the very least. We have no influence on the scope of the data store within this context.

Google+ users who are logged into their account can recommend our websites by clicking on the +1 button. In this case, Google will not only save the IP address and the browser, but also the content that the +1 was given and the page. This information is saved in the user profile and can be displayed together with the user’s profile name and image in Google services which includes search results. Among other things, Google uses the data to optimise its own services. You can find information regarding Google’s data privacy policies for protecting your privacy

For Google Plus members who do not wish that their data is collected and stored, please log out of your Google+ account before visiting our offering.

Twitter Social Plugin

This offering uses Twitter service functions. These are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers a so-called “Tweet” function. When you use the Twitter function on our webpages, then the visited webpages are linked to your Twitter account and/or announced to other users. Here, data are also transferred to Twitter.

As providers we do not have any knowledge relating to the transmitted data and their usage by Twitter. You can find more information regarding Twitter’s data protection declaration under Under the following link, Twitter offers you the option to set your own data privacy settings

Data economy

We only save personal data pursuant to the principles of data prevention and data economy for as long as required or prescribed by legislation (statutory retention period). When the purpose of the recorded information expires or the retention period ends, we block or delete the data.

Your right to information, amendment, suspension, deletion and appeal

You have the right to demand information regarding the personal data saved by us and/or to demand correction, suspension or deletion. Exceptions: The data are related to prescribed data storage for business transactions or the data are subject to the statutory retention obligation.

For this purpose, please contact our data privacy officer (contact data: at the end of the data privacy notice).

In order to be able to take data locks into account, it is necessary to hold the data for checking purposes in a lock file. If there is no statutory archiving obligation, then you can demand the deletion of the data. Otherwise we can lock the data if you so wish.

Amendments to our data privacy notice

In order to guarantee that our data privacy notice is always in accordance to the current statutory provisions, we retain the right to make amendments at any time. This also applies to the event that the data privacy notice needs to be amended due to new or developed services, for example new services. The new data privacy notice will then refer to our offer upon your next visit.


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