We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Article 13 GDPR), we are obliged to inform you about the purpose for which we collect, store or forward data and what rights you have.
The content and scope of the data processing depends largely on the data provided by you or the data required for the business relationship or communication with us.
It is GTR Events's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, GTR Events collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GTR Events's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GTR Events's visitors use its website. From time to time, GTR Events may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to GTR Events websites may need to interact with GTR Events in ways that require GTR Events to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GTR Events gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at GTR Events to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with GTR Events are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GTR Events collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GTR Events. GTR Events does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
GTR Events may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, GTR Events may monitor the most popular links on the site. GTR Events may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GTR Events does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
GTR Events discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GTR Events's behalf or to provide services available at GTR Events websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using GTR Events websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GTR Events will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, GTR Events discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when GTR Events believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GTR Events, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of a GTR Events website and have supplied your email address, GTR Events may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GTR Events and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GTR Events takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
How long will my data be stored?
We only store your data for as long as necessary to process the business transaction or to comply with documentation requirements. Legal requirements require that commercial letters be kept for at least 6 years, with tax-relevant content for at least 10 years.
By using our contact form
If you submit a form to us, we will receive the data you have entered in our database and by e-mail. We use the data to answer your questions. We do not share this information.
Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. These data are evaluated solely to ensure trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our offer and do not allow us to conclude on your person.
Data collection and use for contract processing and opening a customer account
We collect personal information if you voluntarily provide it to us as part of your order, when contacting us (for example, by contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. Which data are collected, can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data provided by you to fulfill the contract and process your inquiries. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiry of the tax and commercial retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or we reserve the right to use the data is legally permitted and about which we inform you below. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a designated function in the customer account.
Data transfer for fulfillment of the contract
Data usage when registering for the e-mail newsletter
If you would like to receive newsletter(s) offered by GTR Events regarding topics , we require an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is collected voluntarily from information you supply, otherwise is not collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DS-GVO). The consent granted to the storage of the data, the email address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, typically via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter or by requesting removal from the mailing list via the contact form on the website.
The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation. The data deposited with us for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter will be stored by us from the newsletter until your cancellation and will be blocked after unsubscribing the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us (e.g. e-mail addresses for closed members area) remain unaffected.
We use third-party tools for managing the production and sending of newsletters. Information about these tools can be obtained on request, and the privacy policies for those services form an extension of this policy. In contracting the third-party to provide these services, GTR Events have reviewed their privacy policies and confirm that they adhere to the laws and policies required for to provide the services.
Our newsletters sent with the ability for us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. This can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. With the help of conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (for example, purchase of a product on our website) has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter.
Data usage for e-mail advertising without newsletter registration and your right of objection
If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a good or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right to send you regular offers for similar products, such as those already purchased, from our range by e-mail. You may object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by providing a link in the e-mail.
In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. failure to accept cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
A Cookie file is – according to Wikipedia - a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user's previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past. This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. More information on that topic can be found on Wikipedia.
Purposes of storage and gaining access to cookies:
- Website personalisation (for example: saving font size, sight challenged version of website or template version)
- Saving data or user’s decisions (for example: no need to enter login and password on every website, remembering login during the next visit, keeping information on products added to cart)
- Social websites integration (for example: displaying your friends, fans or post publishing on Facebook or Google+ directly from the website)
- Customised targeting of adverts that are displayed on the website
- Creating website’s statistics and flow statistics between different websites
Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow to analyze the use of the website, such as so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer. The generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. You can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.