Data Privacy Policy

1) Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the controller

1.1) We are delighted that you are visiting our website and we would like to thank you for your interest. Below, we would like to inform you about how your personal data is handled when you use our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2) The controller responsible for data processing on this website in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is VTA Software & Service GmbH, An der Landwehr 2, 45883 Gelsenkirchen, Germany, tel.: +49 209 9515 400, fax: +49 209 9515 425, email: info@vta-software.de. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is any natural or legal person who decides, alone or together with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3) For security reasons and to protect the transfer of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or queries to the controller), this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection if you see the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser title bar.

1.4) Data Protection Officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
GIT Software und Service GmbH
Norbert Schraft
Ludwig-Erhard-Str. 3
45891 Gelsenkirchen
Telefon: +49 (0) 209 70 90 0
E-Mail: datenschutz@vta-software.de

2) Data collection when using our website

When you merely use our website for information purposes, e.g. if you do not register or send us any information, we will only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called server log files). When you access our website, we will collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us in order to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of sent data in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached our website
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable, in anonymised form)

The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. No transfer or other use of the data takes place. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files should there be specific indications of unlawful use.

3) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are deposited on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us or our partner companies (cookies from third-party providers) to recognise your browser again the next time you visit (persistent cookies). When cookies are placed, they individually collect certain user information such as browser and location data, as well as IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically erased after a given length of time, which may vary depending on the cookie.

If personal data is also processed by cookies implemented individually by us, the processing will take place in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for the safeguarding of our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly, effective design of the site visit.

Under certain circumstances, we work with advertising partners who help us make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies will also be placed on your hard drive in this case when you visit (cookies from third-party providers). If we work together with the above-mentioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the respectively collected information within the below paragraphs.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you will be informed about the placing of cookies and decide individually to accept them for certain cases or exclude them completely. Every browser has different cookie setting configurations. This is described in the help menu of every browser, which will explain to you how you can change your cookie settings. You will find them for the respective browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer: windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Firefox: support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen

Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py

Safari: support.apple.com/kb/ph21411

Opera: help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Please note that not accepting cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

4) Making contact

When establishing contact with us (e.g. via the contact form or email), personal data will be collected. Which data that is collected in a particular contact form can be seen in the respective contact form. This data will be used solely for the purpose of responding to your concern or stored and used for contacting you or for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest in responding to your concern in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If you contact us in order to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Your data will be erased after the subsequent processing of your query; this is the case if the circumstances indicate that the issue has been resolved and provided that no statutory retention obligations contradict it.

5) Tools and other

5.1) Google Maps

On our website, we use Google Maps (API) by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for the presentation of interactive (land) maps for the visual depiction of geographical information. When using this service, our location will be shown to you and any journey will be made easier.

When you access the subpages in which the Google Maps map is included, information about your use of the website (e.g. your IP address) will be sent to Google servers in the USA, where it will be stored. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged into or whether there is no user account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly matched with your account. If you do not want your profile to be matched by Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google will store your data (even that of users who are not logged in) as a user profile and analyse it. Such an analysis will take place in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR in particular on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the inclusion of personalised advertisements, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, for assertion of which you should contact Google.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google during the use of Google Maps, there is also the opportunity to completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and therefore also the map display on this website can then not be used.

The Google terms and conditions of use can be seen at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html; the additional terms and conditions of use for Google Maps can be found at www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html.

Detailed information about data privacy in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website (“Google Privacy Policy”): www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

5.2) Google Web Fonts

For the uniform presentation of fonts, this site uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). When accessing a page, your browser will load the necessary fonts in its browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser used by you must establish a connection to the Google servers. Google will then become aware that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts takes place in the interest of a consistent and appealing presentation of our online pages. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If your browser does not support Web Fonts, your computer will use a standard font.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google data privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

6) Rights of the data subject

6.1) The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights against the data controller regarding the processing of your personal data (information and intervention rights), about which we would like to inform you below:

  • Right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR: You have the right in particular to information about your personal data that is processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of processed personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage duration and criteria for setting storage durations, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, objection to the processing, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the involved logic and the consequences concerning you plus the intended effects on such processing, as well as a right to be informed which guarantees exist in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in the case that your data is forwarded to third countries.
  • Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to the immediate rectification of incorrect data and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us.
  • Right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to demand the erasure of your personal data should the prerequisites under Art. 17(1) GDPR exist. However, this right does not exist if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data, as long as the accuracy of your data in dispute is being examined, if you reject the erasure of your data due to unauthorised data processing and request the restriction of processing of your data instead, if you require your data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, once we have achieved our objective and no longer require this data, or if you have submitted an objection for reasons of your specific situation, as long as it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons override yours.
  • Right to be informed in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right to the rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, it is obliged to inform all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this rectification or deletion of data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or associated with disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
  • Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or demand its transmission to another controller, provided that this is technically feasible.
  • Right to withdraw consent in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR: At any time, you have the right to withdraw consent once given to the processing of data, with future effect. In the event of a withdrawal, we will erase your data immediately, unless further processing can be grounded in a legal basis for processing without consent. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up until the point of withdrawal.
  • Right to lodge a complaint in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right – irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy – to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your place of residence, your workplace or the place of the supposed violation.

6.2) RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME, FOR REASONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH FUTURE EFFECT.

IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CARRY OUT FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTH PROTECTING FOR THE PROCESSING AND THEY OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND BASIC FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US TO CARRY OUT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT ADVERTISING. YOU CAN EXERCISE THIS OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

7) Storage duration for personal data

The duration of storage of personal data is measured on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. commercial or tax law retention periods). After the expiry of this time period, the concerned data is routinely erased if it is no longer required for the performance or conclusion of a contract and/or we have no legitimate interest in continued storage.

8) Collection and use of personal data in application processes

It is important to the company to guarantee the best possible protection of your personal data. All personal data that is collected and processed by us as part of an application is protected by technical and organisational measures against unauthorised access and manipulation.

Your data will be collected for the occupation of vacancies in the entire group of companies. By entering your data, you declare your consent to the use of your data in all companies affiliated with the business in accordance with corporate law.