1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview about what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data which can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information about data protection, refer to our privacy statement included below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is performed through the website operator. You can find his/her contact data in the legal information for this website.
How do we collect your data?
One way that your data is collected is that you share it with us. This can be, for example, data which you enter into a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of accessing the site). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
One part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is presented correctly. Other data can be used to analyse your user activity.
What are your rights regarding your data?
At any time and free of charge, you have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipients and purpose of the personal data stored about you. You also have the right to require that this data is corrected, blocked or deleted. For this, and for any other questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal information. You also have a right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority.
Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to demand that the processing of personal data is restricted. For details of this, refer to the privacy statement under “Right to restriction of processing”.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in confidence and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data refers to data which can be used to identify you personally. This privacy statement explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.
We advise that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security loopholes. It is not completely possible to protect data from third-party access.
Information about the responsible body
The body responsible for data processing on this website is:
Geotec Bohrtechnik GmbH
Telefon: +49 2596 97000
The body responsible is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your agreement to data processing
Many data processing activities are possible only with your express agreement. You may at any time revoke an agreement which has already been given. For this, an informal communication to us by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing performed up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to objection against data collection in special cases, and also against direct advertising (article 21 GDPR)
When data processing takes place on the basis of article 6 paragraph 1 (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right at any time, for reasons resulting from your specific situation, to object to the processing of your personal data; this also applies to profiling on the basis of these provisions. Refer to this privacy statement for the specific legal basis on which processing relies. If you object, we will cease processing your affected personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling, defensible reasons for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the assertion, exercise, or defence of legal claims (objection as per Article 21 (1) GDPR).
If your personal data is processed to conduct direct advertising, then you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling if it is related to such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data is then no longer used for the purposes of direct advertising (objection as per Article 21 (2) GDPR).
Right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of infringements against GDPR, the persons affected have a right of complaint to a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of their habitual residence, of their workplace or of the location of the alleged infringement. The right of complaint exists regardless of other remedies under judicial or administrative law.
Right to data portability
When we process data automatically on the basis of your agreement or in fulfilment of a contract, you have the right for you or a third party to be provided with this data in a common, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer to another responsible person or body, then this takes place only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the transfer of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries which you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the browser’s address line changes from “http://” to “https://”, and a lock symbol appears in your browser line.
When SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, it is not possible for the data which you transmit to us also to be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
On the basis of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to information, free of charge, about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, plus, where applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this, and for any other questions about personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal information.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that processing of your personal data is restricted. To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal information. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the correctness of the personal data which we store about you, then as a rule we need time to investigate this. While this investigation lasts, you have the right to demand that processing of your personal data is restricted.
- If your personal data was/is processed unlawfully, then instead of deletion you can demand that its processing is restricted.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for exercising, defending or asserting legal entitlements then, instead of deletion, you have the right to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If you have objected as per Article 21 (1) GDPR, then a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. Until it has been determined whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that processing of your personal data is restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, then – apart from its storage – this data may be processed only with your agreement or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal entitlements, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
Objection to advertising e-mails
Where contact data published under the legal information obligation is used to send advertising and informational material which is not expressly requested, we hereby object to such use. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to legal action in the event of being sent unsolicited advertising information, such as through spam e-mails.
3. Data protection officer
Legally prescribed data protection officer
We have nominated a data protection officer in our company. This officer can be accessed via the following contact options:
bits + bytes it-solutions GmbH & Co. KG
Krombacher Straße 24
Tel.: +49 700.20301030
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies which we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to our site. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise your browser upon your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and that cookies are allowed only on a case-by-case basis, you can prevent the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general and you can activate automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, this may restrict the functionality of this website.
Cookies required for performing the electronic communication process or for the provision of specific functions which you desire (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically correct, optimised provision of the services. To the extent that other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, they are dealt with separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically transfers to us. The information sent is:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP address
This data is not combined with other data sources.
This data is collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically correct presentation and optimisation of his website. For this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us enquiries via a contact form, we store your details from the enquiry form. These include the contact data which you provided there for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for potential follow-up questions. We do not pass this data on without your agreement.
The data entered into the contact form is thus performed exclusively on the basis of your agreement (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke this agreement at any time. For this, an informal communication to us by e-mail is sufficient. The revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing activities performed up to the revocation.
We retain the data entered by you into the contact form until you request us to delete it, revoke your agreement to its storage or the objective of the data storage no longer exists (e.g. when the processing of your enquiry is concluded). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Plug-ins and tools
Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube website operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers is created. For this, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
In addition, YouTube can store various cookies on your terminal device. By means of these cookies, YouTube can receive information about visitors to our website. Uses of this information include the recording of video statistics, the improvement of user-friendliness and prevention of fraud attempts. The cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Our use of YouTube is in the interest of the appropriate presentation of our online services. This represents a justified interest in terms of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
You can find further information about the handling of user data in the privacy statement of YouTube at: policies.google.com/privacy.
Google web fonts
For the uniform display of fonts, this site uses web fonts made available by Google. When a page is accessed, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser which you use must connect with Google’s servers. In this way, Google becomes aware that our website was accessed from your IP address. Our use of Google web fonts is in the interest of the uniform and appropriate presentation of our online services. This represents a justified interest in terms of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, then a standard font from your computer is used.
This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. As a rule, this information is transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transfer.
Google Maps is used in the interest of the appropriate presentation of our online services, and in order that the locations referred to by us on the website are found easily. This represents a justified interest in terms of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
You will find more information about the handling of user data in Google’s privacy statement: policies.google.com/privacy.