contact GTS GmbH Dr. Emil Schilling Str. 12 D-89335 Ichenhausen Tel. 49 (0) 8223 / 96646 -0 info@gts-seals.de

Data protection declaration

Personal data (hereinafter usually referred to as “data”) are processed by us as necessary and in order to provide a functional and user-friendly web presence, including content and services.


In accordance with art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, namely, the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter the “GDPR”), “processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.


In the below data protection declaration, we wish to give you detailed information on the type, extent, purpose and legal basis of our processing of personal data, to the extent that the purpose and means of processing are decided by us alone or in partnership with others. We will also then inform you of the external components we use for the purpose of optimisation and increasing user quality, if such components may lead to third parties processing data under their own responsibility.


Our data protection declaration is structured as follows:


I. Information about us as a controller
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing



I. Information about us as a controller


The controller of this internet presence in accordance with data protection is:


GTS seals GmbH

Dr. Emil Schilling Str. 12
89335 Ichenhausen



II. Rights of users and data subjects


Considering the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them are being processed, to access to the personal data, to further information regarding the data processing and to copies of the data (see also art. 15 GDPR);
  • to rectification or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the deletion without delay of their personal data (see also art. 17 GDPR), or alternatively, if further processing is necessary as per art. 17 para. 3 GDPR, to the restriction of processing of their personal data under art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data concerning and provided by them and to the transfer of this data to other providers/controllers (see also art. 20 GDPR);
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if they are of the view that the processing of personal data relating to them by the provider infringes on the data protection regulations in force (see also art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the data are disclosed of each rectification, erasure or restriction of processing made on the basis of articles 16, 17 para. 1 and 18 GDPR. This obligation does not arise, however, if such communication is impossible or is connected with disproportionate expense. Regardless of this, the user has the right to receive information about these recipients.


Under art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of their data if the data are processed by the provider according to art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. In particular, objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.



III. Information on data processing


The data processed when you use our internet presence are deleted or locked down as soon as the purpose of their storage is no longer fulfilled, no legal retention limits countermand their deletion and no subsequent contrary information is given regarding individual processing methods.


Server data


For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure, stable web presence, data are sent by your internet browser to us or to our webspace provider. Using these so-called “server logfiles”, among other things, the type and version of your internet browser, your operating system, the website from which you reached our internet presence (Referrer URL), the websites within our internet presence that you visited, the date and time you gained access and the IP address of the internet connection from which you gained access are collected.


These data thus collected are stored temporarily, but are not collated with other data you have provided.


This storage takes place on the legal basis of art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our internet presence.


The data are deleted once more at the latest after seven days if no further storage is required for evidentiary purposes. Otherwise, the data will be fully or partially spared deletion until the final elucidation of any incident in question.



a) Session cookies


We use so-called “cookies” in connection with our internet presence. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored by your internet browser on your device. Using these cookies, certain information of yours is processed on an individual scale, such as your browser or location data or IP address.

This processing makes our internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure, as its processing allows, say, the display of our presence in different languages or the provision of a “shopping basket” function.


The legal basis of this processing is art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, if these cookies are used to handle data for contractual preparation or implementation.


If the processing is not intended for contractual preparation or implementation, our legitimate interest is in improving the functionality of our internet presence. The legal basis is then art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.


When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.


b) Third-party cookies


It may be the case, within our web presence, that we also use cookies from partner companies with which we collaborate for the purposes of advertising, analysis or improving the functionality of our website.


You can find individual details of these and the legal bases for processing of such third-party cookies below.


c) Removal options


You can prevent or limit the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have been placed at any time. The steps and measures to take here depend, however, on which actual browser you use. If you have questions, please use the “help” function or documentation of your browser, or contact its manufacturer or support staff. In the case of so-called “Flash cookies”, processing cannot in any case be prevented using the browser settings. Rather, you will have to change the settings of your Flash player. The steps and measures to take here depend on which actual Flash player you use. If you have questions, please also use the “help” function or documentation of your Flash player, or contact its manufacturer or user support staff.


If you prevent or limit the installation of cookies, it may well be the case that certain functions of our internet presence are no longer fully accessible to you.


Contractual implementation


The data transferred by you in order to make use of our goods and services provision are processed by us for the purpose of contractual implementation and are thus obligatory. Without the data you provide, it would be impossible to conclude or implement contracts.


The legal basis for this processing is art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.


Once the contract is fully executed we delete the data, though with consideration for the retention limits mandated by tax and trade law.


During contractual implementation, we transfer your data to the transport company commissioned with goods delivery or the financial services provider, if such transfer is necessary for shipment or payment purposes.

The legal basis for this transfer of data is art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.


Contact inquiries / getting in touch


If you use the contact form or email to get in touch with us, the data you give us to help process your request will be used. It is necessary for you to give data so that your request can be answered and processed – without such provision, we will not, or only to a very limited extent, be able to answer your inquiry.


The legal basis for this processing is art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.


Your data will be deleted as soon as your request has been conclusively answered and if no legal retention limits countermand such deletion, such as, for example, a subsequent contractual process.


Online job postings / publication of job postings


We offer you the opportunity of applying for jobs through our website. In the course of such digital applications, your applicant and application data are collected and processed by us.


The legal basis for this processing is art. 26 para. 1.1 BDSG in conjunction with art. 88 para. 1 GDPR.


If, after the application process, an employment contract is concluded, we will store the data you have transferred to us during the application in your personnel file for standard organisational and administrative processes – while, of course, complying with our continuing legal obligations.


The legal basis for this processing is also art. 26 para. 1.1 BDSG in conjunction with art. 88 para. 1 GDPR.


If an application is declined, we will automatically delete the data transferred to us two months after we have given notice of our intent to decline the application. However, this deletion will not take place if for legal reasons, say, the need to provide evidence under the German Equal Opportunities Act (AGG), the data require a more extensive storage period of up to four months or until the end of a court proceeding.


The legal basis in this case is art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and art. 24 para. 1.2 BDSG. We have a legitimate interest in the defence or prosecution of legal claims.


If you expressly consent to the longer-term storage of your data, for example, if you wish to be entered in a database of applicants and interested parties, the data will continue to be processed based on your consent. The legal basis is then art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR. You can of course revoke your consent at any time with future effect as per art. 7 para. 3 GDPR by making such a declaration to us.