Providers and Responsible Body in the Meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Gibs geologen + ingenieure GmbH & Co. KG
Phone: 0911 – 95 995 0
Fax: 0911 – 95 995 50
This privacy statement aims at informing the user of this website according to the Federal Data Protection Act and Telemedia Act on the type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Gibs geologen + ingenieure GmbH und Co. KG.
The website operator takes the privacy of users very seriously and treats their personal data confidentially and in compliance with statutory provisions.
It should be kept in mind that data transfer via the Internet is generally associated with security vulnerabilities. Absolute protection against access by unauthorized persons is impossible to realize.
The website operator or website provider collects data related to website access and stores the data as “server logfiles”. The following data are logged this way:
- Website visited
- Day and time the website was visited
- Amount of data transmitted in bytes
- Source/link the user used to access the site
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The collected data are only used for statistical evaluations and the improvement of the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to subsequently review the server logfiles in cases of concrete evidence of illegal use.
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
Our website uses the Matomo web analytics application. Matomo is a free and open source application.
Matomo uses „cookies“. Cookies are small text files stored by the web browser on the user’s end device and allow for an analysis of the website use. Information regarding the use of our website generated by cookies is stored on our server following the anonymization of your IP address.
Cookies created by Matomo remain on the end device until deleted by the user.
The placement of Matomo cookies is regulated by Section. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR. As the operator of the website, we have legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of the user behavior in order to optimize both our web content and – potentially – advertisement.
Information regarding the use of the website stored in the Matomo cookies is not circulated. The placement of cookies by the user’s web browser can be prevented. However, prevention may limit some of the functions of our website.
A user can deactivate the storage and use of personal data by utilizing an opt-out cookie that prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. Deletion of cookies also includes the removal of the Matomo opt-out cookie. Consequently, the user has to activate the opt-out cookie anew when revisiting our website.
Popular browsers offer a configuration option to prevent the placement of cookies. Note: Setting this option may result in a limitation of the functions of this website.
Handling of Personal Data
The website operator collects, uses, and circulates personal data only to the extent allowed by the statutory provisions or in cases of user consent.
Personal data includes any information that allows for the identification of the user, i.e. which can be traced back to the user, e.g. name, email address, and telephone number.
Handling of Contact Data
Upon contacting the website operator using one of the provided contact details, the user data are stored in order to be able to process and respond to an inquiry. These data are not circulated without the user’s consent.
In order to maintain our quality management system, Gibs analyzes a client’s perceptions of the level of compliance in regards to his/her requests and expectations.
The assessment of the projects by the client is performed using the Gibs homepage.
Upon completion of a project, Gibs sends out one (1) digital customer survey per email. The email comprises a link to our homepage. The client can evaluate the linked project and provide comments if he/she wishes to do so. By clicking the “send” button, an email containing the information is sent to our contact address.
The data collected this way are only used for internal use and evaluations at our office. Individual data are not passed on to third parties. The data are anonymized for further use, e.g. to depict the development of customer satisfaction over time to third parties.
Rights of the User: Information, Correction, and Deletion
Upon request, the user is informed free of charge of the personal data stored. Provided your request does not collide with legal data saving obligations (e.g. data retention), the user is entitled to the correction of incorrect data and the blocking and deletion of personal data.
If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact our data protection officer, Mr. Michael Rinecker.