DATA PROTECTION

We are pleased that you are visiting the website of Photovoltaik Gerhards (hereinafter "we"). Thank you for your interest in our company and services. Data protection is particularly important to us. This data protection declaration is aimed at visitors to our website.
Our website can be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company's special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data.
The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Photovoltaik Gerhards. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, Photovoltaik Gerhards has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of Photovoltaik Gerhards is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Stephan Gerhards

At the Entenpfuhl 75

50765 Cologne

3. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.
Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID. By using cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
A cookie can be used to optimize the information and offers on our website for the benefit of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter their access data every time they visit the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
We use the following categories of cookies:

3.1 Technically necessary cookies

2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Stephan Gerhards

At the Entenpfuhl 75

50765 Cologne

3. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.
Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID. By using cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
A cookie can be used to optimize the information and offers on our website for the benefit of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter their access data every time they visit the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
We use the following categories of cookies:

3.1 Analysis cookies

With analysis cookies we can measure the range of our own offer. The cookie set enables us, among other things, to track which website was visited before our website was accessed and how our website was used. We use this data to optimize our website, among other things, by evaluating the campaigns we have carried out. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept" in the notice displayed, continuing to use the website after displaying a corresponding notice or changing the cookie settings accordingly.
You can withdraw your consent at any time. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.

3.1 Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies help us to show you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. When you visit another website, your browser's cookie is recognized and selected advertising is displayed based on the information stored in this cookie. These cookies are only set if you have given your active consent. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept" in the notice displayed or by changing the cookie settings accordingly.
You can withdraw your consent at any time below. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

Our website collects a range of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server's log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly display the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore statistically and further evaluated by us with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Contact options via the website

Due to legal regulations, our website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a person concerned contacts us as the person responsible for processing by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted to us on a voluntary basis by a data subject will be stored for the purpose of processing the request or contacting the data subject. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

We are pleased that you are visiting the website of Photovoltaik Gerhards (hereinafter "we"). Thank you for your interest in our company and services. Data protection is particularly important to us. This data protection declaration is aimed at visitors to our website.
Our website can be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company's special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data.
The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Photovoltaik Gerhards. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, Photovoltaik Gerhards has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of Photovoltaik Gerhards is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Stephan Gerhards

At the Entenpfuhl 75

50765 Cologne

3. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.
Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID. By using cookies, we can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
A cookie can be used to optimize the information and offers on our website for the benefit of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter their access data every time they visit the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
We use the following categories of cookies:

3.1 Technically necessary cookies

Technically necessary cookies are those that are necessary for the smooth functioning of our website. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the smooth functioning of our website.

3.1 Analysis cookies

With analysis cookies we can measure the range of our own offer. The cookie set enables us, among other things, to track which website was visited before our website was accessed and how our website was used. We use this data to optimize our website, among other things, by evaluating the campaigns we have carried out. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept" in the notice displayed, continuing to use the website after displaying a corresponding notice or changing the cookie settings accordingly.
You can withdraw your consent at any time. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.

3.1 Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies help us to show you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. When you visit another website, your browser's cookie is recognized and selected advertising is displayed based on the information stored in this cookie. These cookies are only set if you have given your active consent. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept" in the notice displayed or by changing the cookie settings accordingly.
You can withdraw your consent at any time below. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.

4. Collection of general data and information

Our website collects a range of general data and information every time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server's log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly display the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically by us on the one hand and furthermore with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Contact options via the website

Due to legal regulations, our website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a person concerned contacts us as the person responsible for processing by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted to us on a voluntary basis by a data subject will be stored for the purpose of processing the request or contacting the data subject. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

6. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the storage purpose, or if this has been provided for by the European directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations to which we are subject.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies, or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

7. Rights of the data subject

As a data subject, you have various rights, which arise in particular from Art 15 et seq.GDPR.

  • Right to information: You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerning you is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.

  • Right to correction: You have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

  • Right to deletion (right to be forgotten): In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you can request that the data relating to you be deleted immediately.

  • Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request restriction of processing in accordance with the legal requirements.

  • Right to data portability: In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, or to request the transfer of this data to another person responsible.

  • Right to revoke consent under data protection law: You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

  • Right to object: In accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, you have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR takes place to object; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the personal data relating to you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

  • Right to complain to the supervisory authority: If you are of the opinion that the processing of the data concerning you violates the provisions of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

8. Use of Google Tag Manager

We use “Google Tag Manager”, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”) on our website. Google Tag Manager enables us, as marketers, to manage website tags via one interface. The Google Tag Manager tool, which implements the tags, is a cookie-free domain and does not itself collect any personal data. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in effect for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Third party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Further information on data protection can be found on the following Google websites:

9. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") on our website and for our online offers.

Google Analytics uses cookies, small text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of our Internet offers. The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website (including the user's IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law, or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR.

Our website also uses the Google Analytics reports function on demographic characteristics. Data from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third-party providers (e.g. age, gender and interests) are used here. These data cannot be traced back to a specific person. The function can be deactivated at any time via the display settings. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to the use of our website (including the IP address) or from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .

You can find information from Google on the terms of use at: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html , the overview of data protection at: https://policies.google.com/?hl=de , die Data protection declaration at: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy .

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization ("anonymize IP"). As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. We have concluded an order processing contract with Google in which we fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics. In order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the GDPR when transferring data to third countries, Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses that have been approved by the EU Commission. You can find more information on this at https://privacy.google.com/businesses/compliance/#!?modal_active=none

10. Plugins and Tools

10.1 Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.
You can find more information on handling user data in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

11. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the period has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.

12. Provisions for the provision of personal data

We explain to you that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the person concerned.
Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.