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Data protection

Thank you for your interest in our online offer. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

Responsible for data processing

Responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the

GAINtech GmbH
Vogesenstr. 1
79291 Merdingen, Germany
eMail: info[ at ]gaintech.de
Phone: +49-7668-9960-141
Fax: +49-7668-9960-143

1. Access data and hosting

You can visit our website without providing any personal information. When you visit our website our web servers will automatically store the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us, our web pages you access and the date and duration of your visit. Further personal data are only stored where you provide these voluntarily, e.g. within the scope of a registration, survey, competition or for the fulfilment of a contract. According to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests, which outweigh our interests, in the correct presentation of our offer. All access data will be deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the site.

Third party hosting services

As part of processing on our behalf, a third-party provider provides the hosting and presentation services for us. This serves to protect our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a balance of interests, in a correct presentation of our offer. All data that is collected as part of the use of this website or in the forms provided for this purpose, as described below, is processed on its servers. Processing on other servers only takes place within the scope explained here. This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

2. Cookies and web analytics

In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Cookies are small text files that are automatically saved on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies). The duration of the storage can be found in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer™: windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Chrome™: support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Opera™ : help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis

For website analysis, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (www.google.de). This serves to protect our legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that enable an analysis of your use of the website, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address will be shortened before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases http://www.gaintech.de/typo3/clear.gif the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is generally not merged with other Google data. After we have ceased to use Google Analytics and the end of its use, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

Google LLC is headquartered in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. Due to this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has determined an appropriate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link : tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

Tools and other

a. Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This function primarily serves to differentiate whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether it is misused by mechanical and automated processing. The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining the individual willingness to act on the internet and avoiding abuse and spam. Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

b. Google Web Fonts

For the uniform display of fonts, this page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

c. Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Our services use Content Delivery Networks (CDN); among them BootstrapCDN (MaxCDN), a CDN from NetDNA, LLC (3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Suite 330, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA; “MaxCDN”). CDNs reduce the loading time of common Javascript libraries and fonts. Use is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO represents. Since the request is made through your browser, your IP address is transmitted among other things. Both providers operate servers in the EU, but it cannot be excluded that your browser will also access servers outside the EU. To prevent the execution of Javascript as a whole, you can install a JavaScript blocker in your browser. You can find more information on the data protection of the providers at https://www.bootstrapcdn.com/privacy-policy/.

4. Contact options and your rights As a data subject, you have the following rights:

according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified therein;
According to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
According to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing – to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information; – to fulfill a legal obligation; – for reasons of public interest or – is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
According to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if – the accuracy of the data is disputed by you; – the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it; – we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or – you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
According to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;
according to Art. 77 GDPR the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, as well as revocation of consent or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.

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Right to object

Insofar as we process personal data as explained above in order to safeguard our legitimate interests, which outweigh our interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing takes place for the purposes of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing takes place for other purposes, you have a right to object only if there are reasons that arise from your particular situation. After exercising your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing of the assertion, exercise or defense of Serves legal claims. This does not apply if processing is done for direct marketing purposes. Then we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.

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