Thank you for visiting the website of the Gruner Group and its group companies (hereinafter Gruner AG), for contacting us by e-mail or for your interest in our services such as the newsletter or other offerings.
The sensitive handling of personal data is a central aspect of users as digitization progresses. Gruner AG takes this concern to heart, which is why Gruner AG has taken the necessary steps to comply with the data protection laws locally, regionally and internationally, especially with the amendment of the new General Data Protection Regulation in the EU as of 25 May 2018.
The Gruner AG website will collect, process and protect personal data about you in accordance with this policy and the applicable legal provisions. This policy applies to the personal information (as defined below) that Gruner AG collects through online resources and communication tools such as the website, e-mail and other online tools that relate to this policy. However, this policy does not apply to personal data collected via offline resources and means of communication, except in those cases in which such personal data is combined with personal data collected online by Gruner AG. This guideline also does not apply to online resources of third parties to which links on the Gruner AG website refer; Gruner AG does not control the content or data protection practices of such offerings.
3. Your possibilities for action with regard to personal data
You have several options when using our website. You may choose not to provide any personal information at all by not filling out any forms or data fields on our sites and not using any of the personalized services available.
However, you also have the option of using the services of our website and thus disclosing personal data to us. The Gruner AG website will ask you for personal data when using the following services:
Gruner AG offers you a newsletter in which it informs you about current events and promotions. If you register for our newsletter, we ask for your e-mail address and your consent that you agree to receive the newsletter. Access to data collected by our newsletter is limited to a few authorized employees and no further data is collected apart from an evaluation of the number of newsletter orders.
3b) Electronic application process
You have the opportunity to apply to job openings electronically. As a user, you also disclose personal data that can only be viewed by a small number of authorized employees and can be deleted at any time upon request. However, this data will be automatically deleted at the latest after 3 months from the end of the application process.
3c) Personalised information via comments or a contact form
Your IP address is stored for personalised queries that you submit through the website via the contact form or when submitting a comment. This serves to protect the website operator: If your text violates the law, he wants to be able to trace your identity.
Gruner AG uses technical security precautions, guidelines and user-oriented instructions to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction. To ensure the confidentiality of your personal data, Gruner AG uses standard firewalls and protection mechanisms based on passwords. However, it is your personal responsibility to ensure that the computer you use is adequately protected against malicious software such as trojans, computer viruses and worms. You are aware that without appropriate security measures (such as a securely configured web browser, up-to-date anti-virus software, personal firewall software, refraining from using software from dubious sources) there is a risk that data and passwords that you use to protect your data may fall into the hands of unauthorized third parties.
6. Use of data
Gruner AG, its groups and companies that provide services for us on our behalf will use any personal data that you voluntarily provide to us to fulfill your requests. This data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU. Gruner AG retains control and responsibility for the use of such information.
Collected and stored information helps us to better understand what our visitors’ needs are and how we can improve our products and services. It also helps us to provide you with personalized information about services and promotions that may be of interest to you. The collected personal data is pseudonymized and automatically deleted after 6 months.
7. Disclosure and transmission of data
No personal data that you provide on our website will be sold or otherwise disclosed for direct marketing purposes without express notification and your explicit consent.
Gruner AG may, however, disclose data required to respond to reasonable requests from legitimate government agencies, if necessary, or required for operational reviews such as audits or legal proceedings, insofar as provided by law.
8. Links to other websites
Our website is generally intended for an adult audience.
A legal representative may, upon request, inspect the information provided by the child and/or request the deletion of such data.
10. Notice to users of commercial or professional websites
If you have a commercial or professional relationship with Gruner AG, we may use information that you provide on our sites, including sites specifically intended for commercial and professional users, to fulfill your concerns and to maintain and develop our business relationship with the company or business you represent, as described above. We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.