Privacy policy
Privacy policy.

Data protection:
Thank you for the interest you have shown in our company and for your visit to our website. We will obviously protect your personal data. This is why we adhere to all applicable rules and regulations for the protection of personal data.

Collection and distribution of personal data:
No personal data is collected from you when you visit our website. As is usual, our web server stores and analyses the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you visit us, the pages you visit on our website, the data volume transferred, the date and duration of the visit, for statistical purposes and in order to guarantee system security. Personal data is only gathered when you take advantage of our online service offers, and give us the required data yourself. We can also gather data within the scope of an online application, a survey, a competition, or the conclusion of a contract, but only if you provide us with this data first. In such cases the information is transmitted to us in an encrypted state in order to prevent misuse of the data by any third party. The encryption is done using SSL (Secure Socket Layer). Encryption using SSL on the internet page  is not active as yet. We are however working on this at full tilt. On individual web pages we use cookies so that we can provide you with more individual information. The data gathered here is anonymous. You can set your browser to inform you about cookie placement. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you.

Use of cookies
We use cookies on various pages to help make visits to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use will be deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your computer the next time you visit our website (so-called persistent cookies). Our partner companies are not allowed to collect, edit or use personal data through our website by means of cookies.

Creating alias user profiles for web analysesData is collected and saved on this website by Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, from which user profiles are created using aliases. These user profiles are used to analyse the visitor behaviour and are analysed to improve the design of our offer in line with needs.

Cookies may be used for this purpose. These are small text files that are saved locally on the visitor's computer so that they can be recognised the next time they visit the website.

The alias user profiles are not brought together with personal data of the alias without the separate, express consent of the affected party.

The collection and storage of data for web analysis purposes can be vetoed at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing a browser add-on for your browser that deactivates Google Analytics. You will find the deactivation add-on here:

Using Facebook Social Plugins
This website uses so-called social plugins ('plugins') from the Facebook social network that is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ('Facebook'). The plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or the appendage 'Social plug-in from Facebook' or 'Facebook Social Plugin'. An overview of the Facebook plugins and what they look like can be found here:

If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated in the website by this.

By integrating this plugin Facebook receives information that your browser has opened the corresponding page of our website, even if you have no Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time. This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA where it is saved.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the 'Like' button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is also sent directly to a Facebook server where it is stored. The information will also be published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.

Facebook can use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and the customised layout of Facebook pages. To this end, Facebook creates user, interests and relationships profiles, e.g. to analyse your use of our website with a view to the popup adds you see on Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and render further services associated with the use of Facebook.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The purpose and scope of this data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your associated rights and configuration options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection notices of Facebook: 

Use and distribution of personal data for specific purposes:
All personal data that is gathered by the GP JOULE GmbH direct internet services is gathered, processed and used solely for the purpose of contract processing, and for the protection of our own justified business interests relating to advising our customers and offering the products that are required.

GP JOULE GmbH uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data you provide us with against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are always updated to utilise the latest technological developments.

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