Privacy policy

Principles and Contacts

We appreciate your interest in our website. Below is detailed information on how we handle your data.

Germany Trade & Invest GmbH is the sole operator of the site www.gtai.de and are liable in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation Law (GDPR). You can contact our data protection officer via mail or via our postal address including the subject line “data protection.” Our contact details can be found here.

Data exchange between your browser and our server when visiting our website

When using our website solely for informational purposes, if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect personal data your browser transmits to our server.

This means data that is technically necessary for the display, stability and security of our website. (Legal Basis Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR):

  • IP address

  • Date and time of the request

  • Content of the request (concrete page)

  • Website from which the request comes

  • Browser

  • Operating system and its interface

  • Language and version of the browser software.

Your IP address serves as a response address for our server, which displays our website according to the above-mentioned data in your browser. The operator of our server was carefully selected and commissioned by us, is bound by our instructions and is regularly inspected.

This data cannot be assigned to specific people. We will not merge this data with other data sources. Your personal data, which you enter during the use of our service, will not be combined with the data listed here. Your full IP address will not be stored by us at any time.

Data exchange with Cloudfront

To increase the performance of our website, we use a Content Delivery Network (CDN). The provider of our CDN is Cloudfront. This CDN is designed to optimize loading times of our website and to protect the website against attacks. We use the CDN exclusively for this purpose. A Content Delivery Network is a network of regionally distributed, internet-connected servers that help us quickly deliver large amounts of data to you. In doing so, the same data is recorded as in the data exchange between your browser and our server (legal basis Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR). However, your IP address will only be used to serve the website and to prevent attacks. To learn more about the privacy policies of Amazon Web Services, the provider of Cloudfront, visit: aws.amazon.com/de/compliance/data-privacy/.

Collection of anonymous data for statistical purposes

This website uses "Webtrekk Analytics", a product of Webtrekk GmbH, to collect statistical information about the use of this website and to make the use of our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Our service provider Webtrekk was carefully selected and commissioned by us, is bound by our instructions and is regularly inspected.

You can find out more about our service provider here.

“Webtrekk Analytics" is a statistical program that records the use of our website anonymously with the aid of one pixel on each page and the use of cookies. The pixel is a small image file at the end of each page of our website, which transmits the following information transmitted by your browser to the Webtrekk GmbH server:

  • Request (file name of the requested file)

  • Browser Type / Version (Ex .: Internet Explorer 6.0)

  • Browser language (eg German)

  • Operating system (ex .: Windows XP)

  • Internal resolution of the browser window

  • Screen resolution

  • Javascript activation

  • Java On / Off

  • Cookies On / Off

  • Color depth

  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)

  • Shortened IP address for geographical recognition (city, region, country)

  • Time of access

  • Clicks

  • Possible order values

  • Possible form content (for free-text fields, such as name and password, only “filled in" or "not filled out " will be recorded)

All evaluations are anonymous. For this purpose, the IP address is anonymized immediately after transfer to the track server of Webtrekk and before its storage and further evaluation. A relation of the data to any certain person is no longer possible.

Data retrieved through the pixel is not assigned to specific people. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be made. If you enter personal information on our website this information will not be combined with data obtained through the pixel.

Cookies

When you visit our website, cookies are stored on your computer that make your visit more comfortable or submit data for anonymous statistical evaluation to our service provider, Webtrekk GmbH.

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer. They do no harm on your computer and contain no viruses.

Overview of the purpose and use of the cookies used:

Webtrekk (web statistics provider) cookies

Validity

Function

wteid_123456789123456

180 days

For anonymized statistical purposes:

  • Device classes used (mobile phone, PC, laptop)
  • Device manufacturer and model
 

wtsid_123456789123456

Until end of session (end of visit)

For anonymized statistical purposes:

  • Anonymous assignment of pages and activities per visit
  • One-off anonymous registration of visitor per visit
 

wt_nbg_Q3 („Sticky Session Cookie“)

300 seconds

For anonymized statistical purposes:

Ensures that a visit remains a visit in the statistics (no multiple counting) even if the page is closed at short notice or a tab change is made.

wt_rla („Request Limit Amount“)

60 days

For web statistic system protection purposes:

Limits the level of access per device in order to prevent spamming by bots.

TYPO3 (technical implementation of website) cookies

Validity

Function

PHPSESSID

fe_typo_user

Until end of session (end of visit)

For comfortable website use:

This is the standard PHP/TYPO3 session cookie.

cookieconsent_status

12 months

For comfortable website use:

We inform our visitors that we use cookies. The cookie ensures that the message does not reappear on subsequent visits once the notification message has been closed.

 

Data retrieved through cookies is not assigned to specific persons. We will not merge this data with other data sources. If you enter personal data on our website it will not be combined with the data obtained via cookies.

In your browser settings, you can specify whether cookies should be set or not. In addition, you have the option to be excluded from the tracking.

Simply follow this link:

Integration of social media

We are currently linking to our sites on following social media: Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. When you visit our site, no personal data is transmitted to the providers of these pages initially. We are also giving you the chance to link up directly to our profiles on these social media. The individual links can be found via the corresponding logos and names. Only by clicking on the logo or the link will you reach the page of the corresponding social media provider, and only then will the social media service providers receive any data you have used during your session with our own website provider. You will then be redirected to our site at the provider. Thus through using the links, personal data will be transferred to the social media service provider and stored in the country where they are hosted.

We would like to make clear that social media services and their functions are to be used at your own responsibility. This is particularly relevant for their uses in interactive functions, such as sharing or evaluating.

Information about which data the respective social media provider processes and for what purposes they are used, as well as your rights and how to adjust your privacy settings can be found in the respective privacy statements of the social media providers:

We have no influence or control on the nature and extent of the data processed by the social media providers, the nature of the processing and use or the disclosure of this data to third parties.

Integration of YouTube videos

We display YouTube videos on our website, which are stored on www.YouTube.com and are directly playable from our website. These videos are all included in the "extended privacy mode", meaning that no personal data is transmitted to YouTube if you are not playing the videos. Only when you play the video, data is transferred. We have no influence on this data transfer.

By playing a YouTube Video from our website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to associate with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or custom design of its website. Such an evaluation is done in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these User Profiles, and you must be directed to YouTube to use them.

For more information on the purpose and scope of your data collection and processing through YouTube, please read the privacy policy. You'll also get more information about your rights and privacy settings here: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal information in the US and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US Framework.

Collection of personal data via our contact form

We collect and store your personal information when you contact us through our contact form on the website. This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We process your data to answer your request. If we do not need your personal data for legal purposes or to handle your request, we will delete your personal data.

Data Security

We use encryption technology for all transmissions of personal information/data to ensure the highest possible levels of confidentiality. Your personal data is encrypted using an SSL internet connection. We have implemented technical and organizational precautions in order to safeguard our website and other systems against losses, destruction, access, alteration, and distribution of your data by unauthorized parties. You can only access your customer account by entering your personal access information (user ID and password). You should always treat your access data confidentially and close the browser window once you have completed your communication with us, particularly if you share your computer with others.

Your Rights

You have the right to request information about the personal data we hold on you at any time. If your data is incorrect or incomplete, you can ask to have the information corrected or removed.

We cannot delete your data when the maintenance of records over a specific period of time is legally required or when other legal requirements exist.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data from the contact form. For information, correction, deletion and objection requests please contact cancellation  gtai.com and state your request.

If you believe that, through collection, processing, or use of your personal information, your data protection rights have been infringed upon by Germany Trade & Invest, you can lodge a complaint with the relevant authorities:

Berliner Beauftragte für den Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin
Telefon: 030-13889-0
E-Mail: mailbox  datenschutz-berlin.de