GEA AWP GmbH is a company of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft. GEA values you as a customer or other contact who is interested in GEA and our products, technologies and services. When you interact with us, we will collect and process certain of your personal data. This Data Protection Notice explains how GEA uses the personal data provided by you and which rights and options you have in this respect.
It applies to personal data that you provide to GEA or which is derived from such data. Please note that where this notice explains applicable law and your rights, this applies only to personal data which is processed under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Where the processing of your personal data is not subject to this regulation, different rules will apply under your applicable law.
Who is responsible for your personal data?
Your personal data will be controlled by GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft or an affiliate of GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft which is identified as responsible controller for your personal data in the communication you receive from us (herein referred to as “us” or “GEA”) to ensure security and integrity of your personal data. Please click here for a list of the GEA Group affiliates with contact details.
For which purposes will we use your personal data?
We will process your personal data depending on the type of business relationship with you strictly only for the following purposes (“Permitted Purposes”):
Where you have expressly given us your consent to do so or it is permitted legal under applicable data protection law, we may process your personal data also for the following purposes:
Please note: Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (Article 21 (2)) you have the right to object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including the profiling described above. Please refer to “Your data protection rights” below for further explanation of your rights and how to exercise them.
With regard to marketing-related types of communication (i.e. emails and phone calls), we will, where legally required, only provide you with such information after you have opted in and provide you the opportunity to opt out anytime if you do not want to receive further marketing-related types of communication from us.
We will not use your personal data for taking any automated decisions affecting you or creating profiles other than described above.
We apply modern technology to monitor and analyse data in relation to our products (also known as Internet of Things). Such information is used to support our customers, e.g. by improving our product design and enhancing product service. Typically, no personal data is processed in connection with any such technologies. Where that is the case, personal data will be processed strictly in line with this Data Privacy Notice and in accordance with applicable law.
The legal bases for processing of your personal data are set forth in Article 6 of the European General Data Protection Regulation. Depending on the above purposes for which we use your personal data, the processing is either necessary for the performance of a contract or other business agreement with GEA or for compliance with our legal obligations or for purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us, always provided that such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In addition, the processing may be based on your consent where you have expressly given that to us.
Scope of personal data
We may collect and process in particular the following categories of personal data:
How do we collect your personal data?
We will typically collect your personal data directly from you. We do not obtain personal data from third parties unless specified herein (e.g. information from publicly available resources, integrity data bases and credit agencies).
Where you have expressly given your consent, we may also obtain your personal data from third parties for marketing purposes. In such cases, you will be informed about this in accordance with applicable law.
How do we protect your personal data?
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in accordance with the technical state of the art and legal data protection requirements to protect your personal data from unauthorized access or intrusion. These safeguards include implementing specific technologies and procedures designed to protect your privacy, such as secure servers, firewalls and SSL encryption. We will at all times strictly comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality and security of personal data.
With whom will we share your personal data?
We may share your personal data as follows:
Where will your personal data be processed?
GEA is a globally active enterprise. In the course of our business activities, we may transfer your personal data also to recipients in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“third countries”), in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data protection as the laws of your home country. When doing so we will comply with applicable data protection requirements and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data, in particular by entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses which are available here. You may contact us anytime using the contact details below if you would like further information on such safeguards.
Your data protection rights
Subject to certain legal conditions, you may request access to, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of your personal data. You may also object to processing or request data portability. In particular you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. If you make this request repeatedly, we may make an adequate charge for this. Please refer to Articles 15-22 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation for details on your data protection rights.
For any of the above requests, please send a description of your personal data concerned stating your name, customer number or other GEA identification number(if applicable) as proof of identity to the contact details below. We may require additional proof of identity to protect your personal data against unauthorized access. We will carefully consider your request and may discuss with you how it can best be fulfilled.
If you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal you withdraw the consent at any time with future effect, i.e. the withdrawal of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal. In case consent is withdrawn, we may only further process the personal data where there is another legal ground for the processing.
If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled by us or wish to raise a complaint, you can contact us at the contact details below to have the matter investigated. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority in your country. For example, if you are from the UK, you may contact the Information Commissioners Office via their website (https://ico.org.uk).
Are you required to provide personal data?
As a general principle, you will provide us with your personal data entirely voluntary; there are generally no detrimental effects on you if you choose not to consent or to provide personal data. However, there are circumstances in which GEA cannot take action without certain of your personal data, for example because this personal data is required to process your orders, provide you with access to a web offering or newsletter or to carry out a legally required compliance screening. In these cases, it will unfortunately not be possible for GEA to provide you with what you request without the relevant personal data.
Retention of your personal data
Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer reasonably required for the Permitted Purposes or you withdraw your consent (where applicable) and we are not legally required or otherwise permitted to continue storing such data. We will in particular retain your personal data where required for GEA to assert or defend against legal claims until the end of the relevant retention period or until the claims in question have been settled.
Social bookmarks in our online offers
Our website contains so-called “social bookmarks” (from YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and/or Twitter, for example). Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow users of such a service to collect links and news items. These bookmarks are integrated into our website merely as a link to the relevant services. Upon clicking on the integrated graphic, you will be redirected to the relevant provider’s page, meaning that user information will not be transferred to the relevant provider until then. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection policy of the providers.
You may use chatbots on our website to communicate your concerns. These are programs that use artificial intelligence to classify your concerns in a common chat with you in order to forward them to our responsible employees and to help you find your way around our website.
If you have given your prior consent, the personal data provided in these chats will be processed for the purpose of answering your inquiry and for contacting you for advertising purposes. The communication is carried out by our Group companies which offer the products and services you have requested in your respective region. It is limited to the communication channels for which you have provided contact data and to the product and service groups you have requested. The processing is based on Art. 6 paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter a) GDPR. The provision of your personal data is voluntary. You are neither obliged to provide us with your personal data, nor is this provision necessary to fulfill a legal or contractual obligation or to conclude a contract. If you do not provide us with your data, this will have no consequences for you, except that we will not be able to answer your inquiry. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future, e.g. by contacting us without any specific form. Your personal data will be deleted upon the withdrawal of your consent.”
Updates to this data protection notice
This Data Privacy Notice was last updated in July 2019. We reserve the right to update and change this Data Protection Notice from time to time in order to reflect and changes to the way in which we use your personal data or changing legal requirements. In case of any such changes, we will publish the changed Data Protection Notice on our website.
How to get in touch with us?
For any questions and comments or in case you want to assert your rights, please click here. You can also contact us by sending an email to:
Data protection officer of GEA Group AG
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft