Privacy Terms GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH

1. The Controller and general principles

We, GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH, Vor dem Lauch 25, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany as operator of “www.gtue.de“ (hereinafter “Website) are Controller for the Website user’s (hereinafter “you”) personal data in the meaning of the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz („BDSG“).

Your confidence and the protection of your privacy is of special concern to us. Therefore, we take the protection and the safety of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will only be collected, processed and used observing the data protection regulations, in particular the provisions of BDSG and German Tele Media Act (TMG).

Hereinafter we will inform you according to our information obligations, which data will be collected when visiting our Website and using our services and offers and how these will be processed and used by us thereafter. Furthermore, we will inform you which accompanying protective measures we have undertaken in technical and organisational means.

2. Collection and use of your personal data

Personal data is any information concerning personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. Consequently, your personal data is all information which may be assigned to your person, e.g. your name, address, telephone number or your e-mail address.

Your personal data is collected and used to facilitate the use of our Website and our services and offers. Personal data is only collected, processed or used by us, if and as far as you have provided us with the relevant data for a concrete data collection or use voluntarily, a legal provision allows the concrete data collection and/or use or you have expressly agreed to the concrete data collection and/or use in advance.

Scope and kind of the data collection and use of your data differ, whether you visit our Website only to retrieve information or to make use of our offered services.

a) Informational use of our Website

If you visit our Website for informational purposes only, it is not required to provide us with personal data.

We collect and use only those of your data, your internet browser transfers automatically, as for example, the addressed paged, type and operating system and the internet browser used by you, the IP-Address of the computer, date and time of the visit of our Website, access status, transferred data volume, websites visited.

This data is collected and used by us in an anonymized way during a visit of our Website for only informational purposes in order to enable the visit of our Website, for statistical purposes and for the optimization of our internet offer. Your IP-Address will be shortened by the last octet (segment). A combination of this data with personal data of a special natural person will not happen.

b) Use of services

If you would like to make use of the services offered in our Website, e.g. order goods, it is necessary that you provide us with your personal data. We collect and use your personal data for the following purposes:

Account: When establishing your personal account we will ask you for various data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address) as well as data you inform us voluntarily (e.g. your telephone number) via the provided form. Your data will be used to administer your account and to provide the associated functions, as e.g. changing your password or the editing of your costumer data.

Ordering inquiry reports: We only collect, process and use the personal data necessary to fulfil your order in our online shop and to complete (or if applicable reverse) the associated transaction. During the ordering process therefore, the required information (name, postal address, e-mail address; payment details) is collected, processed and used.

Contact: If you contact us, e.g. to ask questions or to give us feedback, the collection, processing and use of your data provided by you voluntarily (e.g. name, e-mail address, phone number) is effected to answer your questions/proposals you made via the feedback form, e-mail or in a different way.

Newsletter:  If you register for our newsletter, we need besides your declaration of consent you give us by clicking the button “[…]” at least your e-mail address we shall send the newsletter to.

Further information, if any, is voluntarily and will be used to address you personally and to individually arrange the content of the newsletter as well as to clarify questions regarding the e-mail address. We will only send a newsletter to you after you have verified your registration by clicking a link in an e-mail sent to you for this purpose only. We want to make sure that only the owner of an e-mail address is able to register for our newsletter. Your verification has to be made promptly after receiving the confirmation e-mail, otherwise the newsletter registration will be deleted automatically from our data base. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter by entering your e-mail address on […] and clicking “unsubscribe” in the or by clicking “to unsubscribe here” at the end of any newsletter.

The personal data collected for the aforementioned purposes will be used only within the specific purposes or it is required for our own legitimate business interests. A transfer of your personal data to third persons if and as far as this is required is only effected for the aforementioned purposes, e.g. to a bank to process the payments. Besides your personal data will not be passed on to any third party without your prior consent, if not a judicial or official order obliges us to do so.

3. Cookies

We use Cookies on our Website. Cookies are small text files which will be sent to your browser by our web server during your visit of our Website and will be saved on your computer for a later access of our Website. We use Cookies e.g. to optimize the functionalities of our Website for you. A collection or storing of personal data in cookies by us does not happen in this context. We also do not use technologies connection information collected by cookies with user data.

Whether cookies are set and can be retrieved you may determine yourself in the settings of your browser. You may completely deactivate the setting of cookies in your browser, set limits to certain websites or configure your browser in a way that it automatically gives you a notice as soon as a cookie shall be set and will ask you for your consent.

4. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, enabling to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. If demanded by us, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


We point out that Google Analytics is used with the add on „_anonymizeIp()“ and only your shortened IP address will only be processed to avoid a direct personal assignment.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) for the future by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB .

The use of Google Analytics is effected in compliance with the requirements consented between the German Data Protection Authorities and Google. Information by Google: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html ;
Overview data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/gb/analytics/learn/privacy.html ;
Privacy terms: http://www.google.de/intl/gb/policies/privacy/ .

5. Third Party Content

On our Website content of third parties may be embedded, e.g. Google Maps and Videos from YouTube. It is required that the provider of such content perceives the user’s IP-address to be able to send the content to the user’s browser. We seek to use only content of which the provider uses the IP-address for the delivery of the content only. We have no influence though whether the particular provider saves the IP-address e.g. for statistical purposes.

6. Data protection

We take technical and organisational precautions to secure incoming or collected personal data, in particular against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, deletion or against offences of unauthorized persons. Our precautions will be improved continuously according to the technological development.

7. Your rights

We point out that you are entitled to revoke your data protection consent, if any, at any time effective for the future.

Furthermore, you are entitled, to demand disclosure at any time at no charge about saved personal data concerning you, if the legal requirements are at hand. Under the statutory preconditions, you are entitled to demand correction, erasure and blocking of this data.    

Please refer in writing to: GTÜ Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung mbH, Vor dem Lauch 25, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany, info@gtue.de

8. Changes of these Privacy Terms

We reserve the right to change these Privacy Terms at any time effective for the future. A current version is available on our Website. Please visit our Website on a regular basis and keep informed about the effective privacy terms.

9. Availability of these Privacy Terms

These Privacy Terms may be accessed and printed from any page at the domain www.gtue.de under the link “privacy terms”.

We advise you that by leaving our Website by clicking on links on this Website the privacy terms of the respective other website provider will be applicable, which may differ from the present privacy terms.

Valid from September 2015