As a private company, GAF is subject to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) in Germany. GAF has taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the laws on data protection are respected and observed. GAF reserves the right to modify the website and the rules and regulations governing its use, at any time. Modifications will be posted on the website, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to the website. The Company may make changes in the product and/or services described in the website at any time.
Personal information is information by which an individual can be directly identified or which facilitates the identification of a person. Personal information may involve details such as the correct name, address, postal address or telephone number of a person for instance.
Collection and processing of personal data
Basically, this website can be used anonymously. In addition, the website enables visitors to get in contact with GAF via specific online forms. By using these forms, personal data may be collected by GAF to establish a contact with the website visitor only. Input of personal data will be made on a voluntary basis and with consent of the visitor.
Use and dissemination of personal data
Collected via online forms on the GAF website, personal data may be used exclusively to establish a contact with the website visitor. In addition, personal data collected is used for promotional purposes if the visitor agrees to receive further news by email (opt-in). Hereby the promotional purpose is strictly limited to the services and products offered on this website. Material send to you by email contains a link providing the possibility to unsubscribe from receiving further emails and documents. In no case personal data will be transferred to third parties.
Right of withdrawal / erasure of personal data
Personal data submitted to GAF via online forms on the website may be deleted anytime upon request. The contact forms of this website enable you to contact the webmaster or the data protection official of GAF. In addition, personal data is routinely deleted as soon as the required legal retention period with its obligations has been met.
Information, data and content on this website will be updated regularly. However, GAF cannot and does not provide any guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the provided information.
GAF uses technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data against loss, misuse, or alteration. Protection of personal data against unauthorized persons is implemented on a high security level, and the security measures are continually enhanced and adapted to most recent technologies.
Nevertheless, all security is subject to possible circumvention, and GAF cannot and does not provide any guarantees regarding the effectiveness of the security we employ or our ability to prevent third parties, acting unlawfully, from obtaining information that you provide to us. In general all online forms of this website use the HTTPS protocol (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure); the personal data provided is encrypted during transmission therewith. Transmitted data will be stored on specially protected server in Germany.
GAF is neither responsible for protecting nor is GAF is liable for failing to protect, the privacy of electronic mail or other information transferred through the Internet or any other network that you may utilize.
Links to other websites
The website of GAF contains electronic links (hyperlinks) to external third party websites. All links have been carefully checked for possible violations before activation. Nevertheless, GAF has no influence on the content and on updates of these linked websites. GAF is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any linked website, and GAF assumes no liability for these linked websites. If any violations are detected on these linked websites, GAF distances itself from such contents. Upon notification of any violation, GAF will remove the link immediately from its website.
Cookies are small files placed on the hard drives of visitors to the websites. Cookies reflect identifying information about each user and retain certain non-identifying information about the user's use of the Web sites. Visitors are always free to decline cookies if their browser permits. However, it is possible that some parts of the website will not function properly if the visitor's cookies are disabled. Cookies are used by GAF for website logins only and to identify a user's browser capabilities. GAF does not collect personal information from cookies about visitors.
While visiting the website of GAF, the IP address from visitors may be stored in combination with date and time of the visit. GAF uses this data after anonymization for statistical analysis only regarding system stability and security. The data will be deleted afterwards routinely and under no circumstances the data will be transmitted or forwarded to third parties
Data protection official
Version of this privacy statement
The current version of this privacy statement is version 1.1, released in January 2014. Updates or revisions of this privacy statement may be published by GAF on this website anytime.
Public procedures index
According to § 4g BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act, Germany), the data protection official shall make information available as defined in § 4e BDSG upon request. GAF takes this commitment serious and will provide this information to interested parties upon written request immediately.