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    Gesellschaft für operativen Hoch­wasser­schutz mbH

Data protection

  1. The name and contact details of the controller and the data protection officer of the company

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

GOH – Gesellschaft für operativen Hochwasserschutz mbH
Wiesenweg 32
51147 Köln, Germany

Email: info@goh.de
Tel.: +49 22 03 – 20 22 3 – 0

Responsible: Claudia Kusch

The data protection officer of GOH – Gesellschaft für operativen Hochwasserschutz mbH – can be contacted at the above address, attention Ms. Kusch, or at info@goh.de.

  1. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
  2. a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website www.goh.de, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automatic deletion:

  • anonymised IP address of the requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which the access is made (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring convenient use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations of this in sections 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

  1. b) When using our contact form

For questions of any kind, we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid email address so that we know from whom the inquiry originates and in order to be able to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. When you submit the contact form, an email is sent from our website to info@goh.de with the content of your request.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) of the GDPR on the basis of the consent you provided voluntarily.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted on our server after completion of your request.

  1. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We shall only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) of the GDPR,
  • the disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) of the GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • there is the case that a legal obligation exists for the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) of the GDPR and
  • this is legally permissible and necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) of the GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.
  1. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more convenient for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see section 5).

These cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have already been with us when you visit our site again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) of the GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

  1. Analysis and tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. The WPStatistics extension is used to record visitor numbers. All collected data is stored exclusively on our own server. The IP addresses of the visitors collected in the course of the analysis are partially anonymised before being stored in the database, so that it is no longer possible to make a clear assignment to a particular visitor. With the tracking measures we use, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet the needs of our visitors and that it is continuously optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate in the sense of the aforementioned provision.

  1. a) Integration of Google Maps

To make it easier for you to find us, we have integrated map material from the Google Maps service from Google LLC into our website via an API. In order to display the content in your browser, Google needs to receive your IP address, otherwise Google could not provide you with this embedded content.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) of the GDPR, as the IP address is needed to deliver the content to you. In this processing, our cooperation with Google is based on a joint responsibility agreement pursuant to Art. 26 of the GDPR, which can be found at https://privacy.google.com/intl/de/businesses/mapscontrollerterms/.

Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

  1. Data subject rights

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, however you object to its deletion although we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR, 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 controller; 
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 of the GDPR, to revoke your consent already provided at any time with the consequence that we shall no longer be allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future and
  • in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR, to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office.
  1. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an email to info@goh.de.

  1. Data security

We use the familiar and widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) during the website visit in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser.

As a rule, this is a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether an individual page of our website is encrypted by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

  1. Topicality and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status April 2021.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to modified legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at www.goh.de/datenschutz.

GOH – Gesellschaft für operativen Hochwasserschutz mbH Phone:+49 22 03 – 20 22 3 – 0 | Email: info@goh.de