Privacy Statement

Privacy

For the operators of this website, protecting and securing your personal data is a priority. Your personal data will be handled confidentially and according to the applicable privacy laws and this privacy statement.

Generally, no personal data are needed to use our website. If personal data such as name, mailing or e-mail address are collected on our web pages, the provision of such data is always optional whenever possible. We will not disclose these data without your explicit permission.

Please note that transmitting data via the Internet, for example in e-mails, may not be secure due to vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely prevent third parties from accessing these data.

Scope of application

This privacy statement explains the way, scope and purpose of the collection and usage of personal data on this website (“website” in the following) by the operator responsible:

GAT Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH
Industriestraße 11
65366 Geisenheim, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 6722 93788-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6722 93788-110
E-mail: info@gat-mbh.de

The legal foundations of privacy are explained in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Information, correction and updates, withdrawal, deletion, locking

You are entitled to request information any time and free of charge on your collected personal data, source and recipient of these data and the purpose of data processing. You are furthermore entitled to request these data to be corrected, locked or deleted, as long as no legal obligation for data retention prohibits this. If you have questions about personal data, please get in touch with us using the contact information mentioned under “Legal information”.

Access data/ server log files
The website operator and/or web space provider collects data on each website access (so-called server log files). Access data include the following information:

Name of the visited web page, file, date and time of access, amount of transmitted data, notification about successful access, browser type and version, user operating system, referrer URL (the web page visited before), IP address and requesting provider.

The website operator uses the log files only for statistical evaluations to operate, enhance and keep the website secure. The operator reserves the right to review the log files at a later point of time when concrete evidence indicates a suspected illegal usage.

Contacting the operator
When contacting the operator (for example via e-mail/contact form), user information is saved to process the request and to contact the user in the case of possible further questions.

Newsletter
The newsletter contains information about us and our offers.
If you wish to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that allow us to verify that you are indeed the owner of the indicated e-mail address or that the respective owner has agreed to receive the newsletter. Other data will not be collected. The above mentioned information is used for sending the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.

When you sign up for our newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of registration. Saving this information is for documenting and evidencing purposes only in case a third party abuses the e-mail address to sign up for the newsletter without knowledge of the owner.

You can withdraw your permission to save your information and e-mail address as well as the use of this information for sending the newsletter at any time. In order to withdraw your permission, you can use a link provided in the newsletter, adapt your profile accordingly or let us know via the above mentioned contact options.

Integration of third-party services and contents

Cookies
Cookies are small text files that allow the storage of specific device-related information on the user’s accessing device (PC, smartphone, etc.). On the one hand, they help to improve the usability of web pages, for example by saving login credentials. On the other hand, they serve for collecting statistical data on the web page usage. This information is then analyzed to help optimize the website. Website visitors can define the use of cookies. In most browsers the user can choose to restrict or even disable cookies. However, disabling cookies will limit usage options and ease of use.

You can manage a number of online ad cookies on the US website www.aboutads.info/choices or its European equivalent www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Google Maps
To visualize geographic information, Google Maps uses the Google Maps API. When using Google Maps, Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA) also collects, processes and uses data on how web page visitors interact with the features of Google Maps. For more information on how Google processes data, see the Google privacy statement (in German) at: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Piwik
This website uses the open-source software Piwik to statistically evaluate user access. Piwik uses cookies. The cookie-generated information on how this website is used is stored on the operator’s server in Germany. IP addresses are anonymized. For more information, see:
www.piwik.org/

PHP Web Stat
This website uses the open-source software PHP Web Stat to statistically evaluate user access. PHP Web Stat uses cookies, i. e. small text files that are stored on the user’s computer and allow analyzing how the user interacts with the website. The cookie-generated information on how this website is used is stored on the operator’s server in Germany. IP addresses are anonymized. For more information (in German), see:
www.php-web-statistik.de/

AdWords – Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google Conversion Tracking, operated by Google (Google Inc. ,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you open our website by clicking on a Google ad, Google AdWords generates a cookie (“conversion cookie”). Conversion cookies expire after 30 days and do not collect personally identifiable data. When you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still valid, the website operator and Google can see that someone has clicked on the ad and was transferred to our website. Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be traced by using the web pages AdWords customers have visited. The collected information is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers. AdWords customers can see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were then redirected to a web page that contains a conversion tracking tag. Information that personally identifies users is not provided. You can disable conversion-tracking cookies by configuring your browser to block cookies from the “googleadservices.com” domain. For more information (in German), see:
www.support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722022?hl=de

Newsletter tool CleverReach
This website uses the newsletter tool CleverReach to create and manage newsletters. The required data of the newsletter recipients are hosted on web basis on a CleverReach server in a password-protected area only the website operator can access. CleverReach warrants that CleverReach neither accesses the data of newsletter recipients, nor uses them for any other purpose.
The newsletter tool analyzes the reach of the respective newsletter to ensure that the recipients actually receive the newsletter. The individual behavioral patterns observed during this process are only used to statistically evaluate the newsletter’s effect and are not disclosed to third parties or used for any other purpose. By submitting the filled-in newsletter form you agree that CleverReach may process your data in the expected scope. For more information, see the CleverReach privacy statement (in German):
www:CleverReach AGB/ Datenschutz

Integration of social media

Google+ button
This website uses the Google “+1” button operated by Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The “+1” button is identified by the characters “+1” on a white or colored background. When opening a web page of this website that contains a “+1” button, the browser directly connects to the Google servers. Google sends the content related to the “+1” button directly to its browser. The browser then integrates this information into the web page. Therefore, the website operator has no influence on the scope of data Google collects via the “+1” button. According to Google, personal data are only collected after clicking on the “+1” button. Such data (among them the IP address) are collected and processed only for members who are signed in. Purpose and scope of the data collection and the further data processing and usage by Google as well as your respective rights and setting options for protecting your privacy are explained in the Google privacy statement for the “+1” button (in German) at:
www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html as well as the FAQs (in German) at:
www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/

LinkedIn button
This website uses the LinkedIn button from the professional network LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The LinkedIn button can be identified by the LinkedIn logo or the “Recommend” button. When a visitor opens a web page of this website that contains such a button, the browser directly connects to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is then notified that our website was visited with your IP address. According to LinkedIn, personal data are only collected after clicking on the LinkedIn button. Such data (among them the IP address) are collected and processed only for members who are signed in. Purpose and scope of the data collection and the further data processing and usage by LinkedIn as well as your respective rights and setting options for protecting your privacy are explained (in German) at:
www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv

XING button
This website uses the XING button from the professional network XING (XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg). When a visitor opens a web page of this website that contains such a button, the browser directly connects to the XING servers. This is needed for the share features (for example display of the count value). Personal data from you on accessing this website are not saved. XING particularly does not save IP addresses or your usage behavior. For information on data collection and use of data by platform or button, see the XING privacy statement (in German) at:
www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube buttons
This website uses the Youtube.de/Youtube.com button (Google Inc. – through Youtube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA). When a visitor opens a web page of this website that contains such a button, the browser directly connects to the YouTube servers. Information about which web pages of this website you visited is transferred to the YouTube server. When you are logged in as a YouTube member, YouTube associates this information with your personal YouTube user account. When using these buttons (for example by clicking the “Subscribe” button or “Start” button of a video or when submitting a comment), this information is assigned to your respective user account. If you wish to prevent the information from being linked with your user account, sign out from the platform before clicking the button. For information on data collection and use of data by platform or button, see the Google privacy statement (in German) at:
www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/#infocollect