General information on data processing
1. Scope of personal data processing
As a general rule, we process our users’ personal data only to the extent necessary for providing a functional website and our content and services. In line with legal requirements, our users’ personal data is processed only upon consent by the user. An exception applies in cases where it is not possible to obtain the prior consent for factual reasons, and the data’s processing is permitted by legal provisions.
2. Legal basis for processing personal data
If we obtain consent of the data subject for processing operations of personal data, Art. 6 (1), lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as a legal basis. When processing personal data which is necessary for fulfilling a contract with its contractual party being the data subject, Art. 6 (1), lit. b of the GDPR serves as a legal basis. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for performing pre-contractual measures. If processing personal data is required to meet a legal obligation which our company is subject to, Art. 6 (1), lit. c of the GDPR serves as a legal basis. In case of processing being necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Art. 6 (1), lit. d of the GDPR serves as a legal basis. If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, and if the data subject’s interests and fundamental rights and freedoms do not override the aforementioned interests, Art. 6 (1), lit. f of the GDPR serves as a legal basis for the processing.
3. Data deletion and storage duration
The data subject’s personal data is deleted or made unavailable as soon as the purpose for the storage is no longer given. Storage is also possible if it is provided for by European or national legislators in harmonised regulations, laws or other provisions which the controller is subject to. Data is also made unavailable or deleted if a storage term expires which is prescribed by the aforementioned norms, unless there is a necessity to continue to store the data for concluding or fulfilling a contract.
In case of notes, queries, information requests, deletion requests and rectification requests, please contact:
GIGA International GmbH & Co. KG
Mergentheimer Str. 59
2. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple, small file that can be sent together with the pages of an internet address and which can be stored on the PC or another device by the web browser. The information stored in the cookie can be sent to our servers or to those of relevant third parties during subsequent visits.
3. What is a script?
A script is a piece of the program code enabling our Website to work properly and interactively. This code is executed on our servers or your device.
4. What is a web beacon?
A web beacon is a small hidden piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor a website’s traffic. To enable this, various pieces of your data is stored using web beacons.
6.1 Technical or functional cookies
Certain cookies ensure that parts of our Website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make visiting our Website easier for you. This way, there is no need for you to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our Website. We can place these cookies without your consent.
6.2 Analytical cookies
As statistics are compiled on an anonymous basis, no consent is required for placing analytical cookies.
This data is not shared with third parties.
7. Rights regarding personal data
You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
- You are entitled to know why your personal data is needed, what happens with it and how long it is stored.
- Access right: You are entitled to access your personal data known to us.
- Right to rectification: You are, at any time, entitled to complement, rectify, delete or block your personal data.
- If you consented to our processing of your data, you can revoke this consent at any time and have your personal data deleted.
- You are entitled to request all of your data from an inspector and to transfer it to another inspector.
- Right to objection: You can object to the processing of your personal data. We will comply, unless there are legitimate reasons for the processing.
8. Activating/deactivating and deleting cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also set for certain cookies to possibly not be placed. Furthermore, you can change your internet browser’s settings so that you will be notified each time a cookie is placed. For further information on these options, please refer to the instructions of your browser’s help section.
Please note that our Website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you delete the cookies in your browser, they are placed again the next time you visit our Website.
9. Contact details
As at: August 2020