data protection


Status as of: May 2018

GMT appreciates your visit to our website and your interest in our company an our products. We take the protection of your private data seriously and we want you to feel safe when visiting our Internet pages. The following provides you with information about the collection of personal data when using our website.


1. General information

(1) You can print or save this document by using the usual functionality of your browser (usually "File"  "Save as"). You can also download and archive this document in PDF format by clicking  here. To open the PDF file you need the free program Adobe Reader (at or similarprograms that can execute the PDF format.

(2) Furhter information on the processing of personal data by GMT beyond the operation of the website can be found in the supplement  Data protection information according to GDPR, which we have also made available on our website under the tab “Data protection”.

(3) Unless otherwise described in the following sections, the legal basis for handling your personal data follows from the necessity of handling for the provision of the functionalities requested by you on this website (Art. 6(1)(b) Basic Data Protection Regulation).


 2. Responsible party / Data Protection Officer

(1) Responsible party according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR) is the

GMT Gummi-Metall-Technik GmbH

Liechtersmatten 5, D - 77815 Bühl

hereinafter reffered to as "GMT", "we" or "us". Further information about the provider can be found in our legal notice.

(2) You can contact the company data protection officer as follows: or via our postal address with the suffix “Data Protection Officer”.


3. Provision of the website an log files

(1) When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser automatically 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 item f) GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Daten and Time of the inquiry
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access Status/HTTP Status Code
  • The amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

(2) The IP addresses of the users are deleted or made anonymous after the end of use. In the case   of anonymisation, the IP addresses are changed in such a way that the individual information about personal or factual circumstances can no longer be assigned to a specific or identifiable natural person, or only with a disproportionately large expenditure of time, cost and manpower.


4. Cookies

We do not currently use cookies.


5. Contact form and e-mail contact

(1) A contact form is available on our website which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. This data is:

  • Title
  • First name *
  • Surname *
  • Company
  • Street/No. *
  • Postcode *
  • Town/City *
  • Country *
  • Telephone
  • Fax
  • E-mail *
  • Your message (free text field)

At the time of sending the following data will also be stored:

  • Date and time when the form was sent

(2) Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data within the scope of the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

(3) The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 item a) GDPR if the user has given their consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 item f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 item b) GDPR.

(4) The processing of the personal data from the input mask merely serves to address the establishment of contact. In the event of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

(5) The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the objective for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and the data that was sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is concluded. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been definitively clarified.


6. Web analysis services

GMT does not use web analysis services.


7. Your rights

If personal data is processed by you, you are affected in the sense of DSGVO and you have the following rights against us as the responsible party:

a) Rights according to Art. 15 ff. GDPR

(1) You have the Right of access according to Article 15 GDPR. Under certain conditions, you have the Right to rectification according to Article 16 GDPR, the Right to restriction of processing according to Article 18 GDPR and the Right to erasure (“Right to be forgotten”) according to Article 17 GDPR.  In addition, you have the right to have the data provided by you published in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability) in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, provided that the processing is carried out using automated means and is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 item a) or Art. 9 para. 2 item a) or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1) item b) GDPR. The restrictions according to Sections 34 and 35 BDSG apply to the right to access and the right of erasure.

(2) You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent issued to us prior to the validity of the GDPR, i.e. before 25 May 2018. Please note that the revocation will only take effect in the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this.

b) Right of complaint

You have the option of contacting us or a data protection supervisory authority with a complaint, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, of work or of the place of presumed infringement (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG). Item 9 remains unaffected.

c) Right to object under Article 21 GDPR


In addition to the above rights, you have the right to object as follows:

(1) Right to object in individual cases

You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on Article 6 para. 1 item e) GDPR (data processing  in the public interest) and Article 6 para. 1 item f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Article 4 para. 4 GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

(2) Right to object to the processing of data for advertising purposes

In individual cases we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to    the processing for direct advertising purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

The objection can be sent form-free to the office indicated under item 1 of this data protection declaration.


8. Regulatory authority

You can contact the regulatory authority responsible for GMT at its headquarters in Bühl as follows:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit

(The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information) 

Postal address:

Postfach 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart

Tel.: +49 (0)711/615541-0

FAX: +49 (0)711/615541-15



9. Automated decision-making

In principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making according to Article 22 GDPR for the establishment and implementation of the business relationship.


10. Profiling

GMT does not use profiling.