Data privacy

GAUFF GmbH & Co. Engineering KG (hereinafter "we", "us" or "GAUFF") consider the protection of personal data to be a high priority. We use personal data exclusively in order to answer your questions, process an order or to send you information per e-mail on condition that you have agreed to this. Please note, however, that data communications on the Internet (such as e-mail communication) have security gaps and cannot be fully protected against unauthorised access.

Responsible body

The responsible body within the meaning of the German Data Privacy Law [Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (BDSG)] is GAUFF GmbH & Co. Engineering KG, Passauer Str. 7, 90480 Nürnberg, Germany.

In the event that personal data is captured, we will always inform you about the data stored if requested. Should you request that your personal data sent to us be deleted or changed, please send an e-mail to: gauff-nue@ gauff.net.

Information rights manager

Christian Volkmer
Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG
Trothenasse 5
93047 Regensburg, Germany
Phone: +49 941 2986930
E-mail: Datenschutz@ gauff.net

Incorporation of third-party services and contents

Third-party contents, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphic material from other websites, can be incorporated into this online offering. This is always conditional upon the users' IP address being disclosed to the providers of such contents (hereinafter "third-party providers") because without the IP address these providers would not be able to send the contents to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the presentation of such contents. We only use those contents where the respective provider uses the IP address exclusively to deliver contents.

Usage data captured automatically

Each time this website is visited, so-called usage data is logged in server log files as a customary operation on the web. This usage data is automatically transmitted by your web browser. The following information is concerned:

  • IP (Internet protocol) address of the computer from where this website is accessed
  • Internet address of the website from where this website was called (so-called origin or referrer URL)
  • Name of the service provider via which access to this website takes place
  • Name of the files and/or information retrieved
  • Date, time and duration of retrieval
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Operating system and information regarding the web browser of the computer accessing this website
  • http status code (such as "request successful" or "file requested not found")

For security reasons (for instance, in order to identify attempted attacks), we store the above-mentioned usage data for a maximum period of seven days and then delete it. Data to be retained as evidence for a longer period of time is exempt from deletion until the underlying event has been finally clarified. Log file data can in some cases be forwarded to investigation authorities.

Otherwise usage data is used for web analysis purposes as described in the "Google Analytics" section below.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and enable your usage of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website is normally sent to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, in the event that the IP anonymization feature is activated on this website, Google will first set the last digits of your IP address to zero in member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there in exceptional cases only. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information in order to evaluate your usage of the website, compile reports on website activities and provide further services to the website operator related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in conjunction with Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data.

Please note that on this website Google Analytics was amended by the "gat._anonymizeIp();" code in order to ensure anonymized capture of IP addresses.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note, however, that you may then be unable to use all functions of this website.

You can also download and install the browser plugin from the link below in order to prevent the capture of the data (including your IP address) generated by cookies and related to your usage of the website as well as its transmission to Google and processing by Google. The current link is: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

When using a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to visit our website, you will in future have to click on this link in order to stop Google Analytics from tracking your visit to this website. You can also use this instead of the above browser add-on. Click the link to set an opt-out cookie in your browser which is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted so that you will have to click on the link again.

Use of Facebook social plugins

This offering uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile or "thumbs-up" symbol) or they are additionally marked "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and design of the Facebook social plugins is available at: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user opens a website of this offering containing such a plugin, the user's browser establishes a direct connections to the Facebook servers. Facebook will send the contents of the plugin directly to your browser which will link it to the website. GAUFF thus has no control over the volume of data which Facebook captures through this plugin, and thus informs users according to GAUFF's state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has opened the corresponding page of the offering. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to the user's Facebook account. When users interact with plugins, for instance, by clicking the "Like" button or posting a comment, your browser will directly send the corresponding information to Facebook where this information is then stored. However, even if a user is not a Facebook member, it is nevertheless possible that Facebook will find out and store the user's IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are stored in Germany.

Users can find out about the purpose and scope of data capture as well as the further processing and use of data by Facebook and the related rights and setting options in order to protect user privacy in Facebook's privacy policy at: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Users who are Facebook members and who do not wish for Facebook to capture data about them with regard to this offering and to link such data to their member data stored by Facebook have to log off from Facebook before visiting the website.

Another option is to use certain add-ons, such as "Facebook Blocker", for your browser in order to block Facebook social plugins.

Use of the XING plugin

This offering uses a social plugin ("plugin") of the social network xing.com which is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany ("XING"). The plugin can be identified by the XING logo (stylised "X" in white and yellow on a white tile).

When a user opens a website of this offering containing such a plugin, the user's browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. XING will send the contents of the plugin directly to your browser which will link it to the website. GAUFF thus has no control over the volume of data which XING captures through this plugin, and thus informs users according to GAUFF's state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, XING receives the information that a user has opened the corresponding page of the offering. If the user is logged in to XING, XING can assign the visit to the user's XING account. When users interact with plugins, your browser will directly send the corresponding information to XING where this information is then stored. According to XING, no IP address is stored.

Users can find out about the purpose and scope of data capture as well as the further processing and use of data by XING and the related rights and setting options in order to protect user privacy in XING's privacy policy at: https://www.xing.com/privacy.

Use of the LinkedIn plugin

This offering uses a social plugin ("plugin") of the social network linkedin.com which is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("LinkedIn"). The plugin can be identified by the LinkedIn logo (stylised "in" in white on a blue tile).

When a user opens a website of this offering containing such a plugin, the user's browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will send the contents of the plugin directly to your browser which will link it to the website. GAUFF thus has no control over the volume of data which LinkedIn captures through this plugin, and thus informs users according to GAUFF's state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, LinkedIn receives the information that a user has opened the corresponding page of the offering. If the user is logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn can assign the visit to the user's LinkedIn account. When users interact with plugins, your browser will directly send the corresponding information to LinkedIn where this information is then stored. However, even if a user is not a LinkedIn member, it is nevertheless possible that LinkedIn will find out and store the user's IP address.

Users can find out about the purpose and scope of data capture as well as the further processing and use of data by LinkedIn and the related rights and setting options in order to protect user privacy in LinkedIn's privacy policy at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Use of the Google Plus plugin

This offering uses a social plugin ("plugin") of the social network Google Plus which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The plugin can be identified by the "google+1" mark (red "+1" on a white tile).

When a user opens a website of this offering containing such a plugin, the user's browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. Google will send the contents of the plugin directly to your browser which will link it to the website. GAUFF thus has no control over the volume of data which Google captures through this plugin, and thus informs users according to GAUFF's state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Google receives the information that a user has opened the corresponding page of the offering. If the user is logged in to Google or Google Plus, Google can assign the visit to the user's Google account. When users interact with plugins, for instance, by clicking the tile, your browser will directly send the corresponding information to Google where this information is then stored. However, even if a user is not a Google or Google Plus member, it is nevertheless possible that Google will find out and store the user's IP address.

Users who are Google-Plus or Google members and who do not wish for Google to capture data about them with regard to this offering and to link such data to their member data stored by Google Plus or Google will have to log off from Google Plus or Google before visiting the website.

Users can find out about the purpose and scope of data capture as well as the further processing and use of data by Google and the related rights and setting options in order to protect user privacy in Google's privacy policy at: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

Use of AddThis

We use the addthis.com bookmarking service on our website. AddThis is a service from Clearspring Technologies Inc., 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA. Each time you visit a part of our website that features such an "AddThis" component, this component ensures that your browser downloads the right presentation of the addthis.com component. This means that addthis.com is informed about the specific pages of our website that you are currently visiting.  addthis.com also receives details of your IP address, the type of browser, the browser language, die website previously visited, the date as well as the time of your visit. This data is then used to create an anonymised user profile. The data allows AddThis and its partner companies to show personalised, interest-based advertising to visitors to our website. Advertising is displayed on the basis of the browser cookie set by addthis.com which analyses the visitor behaviour. You can permanently object to the addthis.com cookie from being set by downloading and installing the following opt-out cookie: www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

You should note, however, that this may result in you not being able to fully use all of the functions of our website.  The following Internet address provides information about the AddThis protection policy and about how AddThis collects and uses data: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

Security

We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All of our employees and service providers working for us are obliged to abide by the applicable data protection laws. 

Whenever we collect and process personal data, such data is encrypted before being transmitted. This means that misuse of your data by third parties is not possible. We are permanently working on enhancing our security precautions and updating our data privacy policies. Please ensure that you have the latest version.

Amendments to our data privacy policies

We reserve the right to amend our data privacy policies should this be needed in response to new technologies. Please ensure that you have the latest version. If this data privacy policy is to be fundamentally amended, you will be notified of such amendments on our website.

Right to information/object

Please contact us at any time if you would like to find out which of your personal information we have stored. If you do not wish to have your personal data collected and processed, you can revoke your consent at any time. In both of the above cases, please contact us directly.