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Data protection declaration

In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

1 Information on the collection of personal data

(1) Operator of the website and responsible for the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH, Frohnhauser Straße 67, 45127 Essen, info@gns.de (see our imprint).
You can contact our data protection officer at or at our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer".

(2) When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

(3) If we make use of contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.

2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information - Art. 15 GDPR,
  • Right to rectification or deletion - Articles 16 and 17 GDPR,
  • Right to limitation of processing - Art. 18 GDPR,
  • Right to data transferability - Art. 20 GDPR,
  • Right of opposition to processing - Article 21 GDPR.

(2) You also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us about our processing of your personal data. Responsible is:

Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. unless you provide us with information otherwise, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address, anonymized
  • date and time of the request
  • URL called up
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

(3) Use of cookies:

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

Transient cookies (see b)
Persistent cookies (see c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

(4) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

4 Use of eTracker

(1) The provider of this website uses services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyze usage data. Cookies are used which enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of use-related content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's terminal device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that enables a user to be identified.

(2) The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker exclusively in Germany on behalf of the provider of this website and is thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the ePrivacyseal.

(3) Data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 para.1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU Basic Regulation on Data Protection (EU DSGVO). Our legitimate interest consists in the optimization of our online offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, the IP address at etracker is anonymized as early as possible and login or device IDs at etracker are converted into a unique key that is not assigned to a person. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time, as far as it is personal. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

Further information on data protection at etracker can be found here.