Gretsch­-Unitas Ltd (Gretsch­-Unitas), Number Three Siskin Drive, Midd­lem­arch Busi­ness Park, Coventry, United Kingdom takes the pro­tec­tion of per­sonal data of its cust­o­mers and pros­pec­tive cust­o­mers very seriously and complies with the data pro­tec­tion legisla­tion. Under no cir­cum­stances will the collected data be sold.

The fol­lowing informa­tion exp­lains how Gretsch­-Unitas gua­ran­tees this pro­tec­tion and which data is collected for which pur­pose; furthermore, users agree to the necessary use of data and are informed about their rights.

1.    Per­sonal data
Per­sonal data are individual details about per­sonal or factual cir­cum­stances of a specific or iden­ti­fiable natural person. This includes informa­tion such as name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Informa­tion which is not directly related to the real iden­tity of a person – e.g. visited web­sites or number of users of a web­site – is not per­sonal data.

2.    Responsible party
The Responsible Party, as defined by the data pro­tec­tion legisla­tion, is Gretsch­-Unitas Ltd, Number Three Siskin Drive, Midd­lem­arch Busi­ness Park, Coventry, United Kingdom.

3.    Data secu­rity
Gretsch­-Unitas takes all necessary technical and orga­ni­sa­tional secu­rity measures to pro­tect per­sonal data against misuse and loss. All data is stored in a secure ope­ra­ting environ­ment which is not pub­licly acces­sible.

Where pos­sible, con­fiden­tial data is transferred using the HTTPS pro­tocol with SSL cer­ti­ficate encryp­tion.

4.    Data pro­ces­sing, consent to the use of data
When users visit the web­site www.g-u.com, the web server of Gretsch­-Unitas will tempora­rily store the fol­lowing data by default to ensure system secu­rity:

  • connec­tion data of the requesting com­puter (IP address),
  • iden­ti­fica­tion data of the browser and ope­ra­ting system type,
  • Gretsch­-Unitas webpages visited,
  • date and dura­tion of the visit.

Addi­tional per­sonal informa­tion such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless these details are pro­vided on a vol­un­tary basis, e.g. in the con­text of a regi­s­t­ra­tion, a survey, a com­pe­ti­tion, or when executing a contract or requesting informa­tion. Gretsch­-Unitas cannot allo­cate the automati­cally collected data to specific individuals. A com­pi­la­tion of this data with other data sources is not made, in fact it is deleted after a sta­tistical analysis.

Gretsch­-Unitas also captures and stores all the informa­tion users enter on the web­site or transmit to Gretsch­-Unitas in any other way. Such data con­cerns e.g.:

  • offer data
  • orde­ring data
  • calcula­tion data
  • and data of general nature

Gretsch­-Unitas uses the per­sonal data pro­vided by users solely for the pur­pose of technical admi­ni­s­t­ra­tion of the webpages and to fulfil the wishes and require­ments of users, i.e., gene­r­ally for the pre­pa­ra­tion and execu­tion of contracts, for the pro­vi­sion of goods and services, for the settle­ment of pay­ments, for necessary checks and to facili­tate orde­ring or boo­king by crea­ting user acco­unts, or to respond to an inquiry.

Gretsch­-Unitas also uses informa­tion to improve the web­site www.g-u.com, to prevent or detect abuse and fraud, or to enable third par­ties to carry out technical, logistical or other services for Gretsch­-Unitas.

Gretsch­-Unitas is enti­tled to collect, pro­cess, and store the above data for the above pur­poses, and to use it for their own pur­poses. The user gives his express consent to this, and the consent is logged by Gretsch­-Unitas. More­over, in connec­tion with the use of the web­site www.g-u.com as well as online orders, Gretsch­-Unitas is enti­tled to con­tact users via e-mail; the user gives their consent to this.

Only if the user has pre­viously given consent or if – to the extent stipu­lated by legal regula­tions – no oppo­si­tion was lodged, will Gretsch­-Unitas use this data for pro­duct-related surveys and marke­ting pur­poses.

A transfer or other trans­mis­sion of per­sonal data to third par­ties occurs only to the extent described below:

  • If a disclo­sure is necessary for the pro­ces­sing of contracts
  • If the user has expressly cons­ented

Anonymised data (if an assi­gn­ment to a parti­cular person is not pos­sible) may be used by Gretsch­-Unitas for sta­tistical pur­poses and also passed on to third par­ties.

5.   Withdrawal of consent, dele­tion of data
The user can, at any time, revoke his consent regarding the sto­rage of his per­sonal data or demand from Gretsch­-Unitas the cor­rec­tion of the stored data. For this pur­pose it is sufficient to send an e-mail to Gretsch­-Unitas: help(at)g-u.co.uk. If the consent for the sto­rage and pro­ces­sing of per­sonal data is revoked, the web­site www.g-u.com can no longer be fully utilised by the user.

Per­sonal data is deleted

  • if users revoke their consent to the sto­rage,
  • if the know­ledge of the data is no longer required to fulfil the obje­c­tive pursued with the sto­rage,
  • if its sto­rage is or has become inadmis­sible for other legal rea­sons.


6.    Coo­kies
In several areas of the web­site www.g-u.com, coo­kies are used which serve to make the site more user-fri­endly, effec­tive and safe. Coo­kies are small text files which allow for users to be recog­nised. They are stored by the browser memory on the com­puter of the user. Most of the coo­kies used by Gretsch­-Unitas are so-called "ses­sion coo­kies" which are automati­cally deleted after the user has left the web­site.

Gretsch­-Unitas also uses "perma­nent coo­kies" in order to capture informa­tion about users who repea­tedly visit the web­site. This helps to achieve an optimum user guidance and the web­site user is offered the grea­test pos­sible variety and availability of new con­tent. The con­tent of a perma­nent cookie is limited to an iden­ti­fica­tion number. Name, IP address etc. are not stored.

Using the web­site is also pos­sible wit­hout coo­kies. Users can deac­tivate the sto­rage of coo­kies in their browser, limit the sto­rage to specific web­sites or adjust their browser in such a way that it noti­fies about the sending of a cookie. Users can also delete coo­kies from their hard disc. In this case, only a limited page pre­senta­tion and limited user guidance are pos­sible.

7. Google Analytics
 
This 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, to help the web­­site analyze how users use the site. The informa­­tion gene­­rated by the cookie about your use of the web­­site will be trans­­mitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymi­sa­­tion is activated on this web­­site, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the Euro­pean Union or other par­ties to the Agree­­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­nomic Area. Only in excep­­tional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymi­sa­­tion is active on this web­­site.

Google will use this informa­­tion on behalf of the ope­­rator of this web­­site for the pur­pose of eva­lua­ting your use of the web­­site, com­­piling reports on web­­site activity for web­­site ope­ra­­tors and pro­­viding them other services rela­ting to web­­site activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser con­veys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be asso­ciated 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. You can also opt-out from being tra­­cked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your cur­rent web browser:


tools.google.com/dlpage/gaop­tout

As an alter­na­­tive to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link

Google Analytics Opt-Out-Cookie /
in order to opt-out from being tra­­cked by Google Analytics within this web­­site in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you'll have to click this link again, if you delete your coo­kies.

8.    Right to informa­tion
According to the German Federal Data Pro­tec­tion Act, the user is enti­tled to inspect his per­sonal data stored by the pro­vider and to obtain informa­tion on the data's origin and rece­iver and on the sto­rage pur­pose at any time. Furthermore, the user has a right to rec­ti­fica­tion, blo­cking or dele­tion of his data if necessary. The informa­tion will be pro­vided in writing. The request for informa­tion must be made in writing and sent to Gretsch­-Unitas Ltd, Number Three Siskin Drive, Midd­lem­arch Busi­ness Park, Coventry, CV3 4FJ, United Kingdom; a copy of an ID card must be enc­losed.

9.    Further informa­tion
The user is aware of the fact that, even with the cur­rent state of tech­no­logy, privacy for data trans­mis­sions on the Internet cannot be gua­ran­teed. In this respect, users them­selves are responsible for the secu­rity of the data they transmit online.

Our users' trust is very important to us. The­re­fore, Gretsch­-Unitas is more than wil­ling to answer ques­tions con­cer­ning the pro­ces­sing of per­sonal data. If ques­tions arise that are not ans­wered by this Privacy Policy, or if users wish to receive more detailed informa­tion on a parti­cular point, they should not hesi­tate to con­tact us at the fol­lowing e-mail address: help(at)g-u.co.uk.