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Gretsch­-Unitas GmbH Baubeschläge (Gretsch­-Unitas), Johann-Maus-Str. 3, 71254 Ditzingen/Germany take the pro­tec­tion of per­sonal data of their cust­o­mers and pros­pec­tive cust­o­mers very seriously and comply with the data pro­tec­tion legisla­tion. In no case 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 with 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 birth date. 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
Responsible entity as defined by the data pro­tec­tion legisla­tion is Gretsch­-Unitas GmbH Baubeschläge, Johann-Maus-Str. 3, 71254 Ditzingen/Germany.

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 web­sites www.g-u.com or www.g-u.de, 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 web pages 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 prize 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 is 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 web pages 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 web­sites www.g-u.com and www.g-u.de, 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 web­sites www.g-u.com/www.g-u.de and online orders, Gretsch­-Unitas is enti­tled to con­tact users via e-mail; the user gives his 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 in 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: info(at)g-u.de. If the consent for the sto­rage and pro­ces­sing of per­sonal data is revoked, the web­sites www.g-u.com and www.g-u.de 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 places of the web­sites www.g-u.de and www.g-u.com, coo­kies are used which serve to make the site more user-fri­endly, effec­tive and safe. Coo­kies are small text files allowing for the reco­gni­tion of users. 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. In this way an optimum user guidance is achieved, and the web­site user is offered the grea­test pos­sible variety and availability of new con­tent. The con­tent of a per­sis­tent 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, or limit the sto­rage to specific web­sites, or adjust their browser in a way that it noti­fies the arrival of a cookie. User also can delete coo­kies from their hard disc. In this case, only a limited page pre­senta­tion and limited user guidance are pos­sible.

8.    Right to informa­tion
According to the German Federal Data Pro­tec­tion Act, the user is enti­tled to inspect at any time his per­sonal data stored by the pro­vider and to obtain informa­tion on the data's origin and rece­iver and on the sto­rage pur­pose. 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 GmbH Baubeschläge, Johann-Maus-Str. 3, 71254 Ditzingen/Germany; a copy of the ID card must be enc­losed.

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

Our users' trust is very important to us. The­re­fore, Gretsch­-Unitas is very ready 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 some point, they should not hesi­tate to con­tact us at the fol­lowing e-mail address: info(at)g-u.de.