Privacy Statement

1. General

Global Trade and Communication LLC, hereinafter referred to as GT&C, respects the privacy of each person who visits our website. Now we would like to inform you of the type of data collected by GT&C and how they are used. You will also learn how you can exercise your data subjects’ rights.

Any changes to this Data Protection Statement will be published on this page. This enables you to inform yourself at any time about which data we are collecting and how we use such data.

This Data Protection Statement does not apply to websites accessible via hyperlinks on GT&C website.

2. Collection, use and processing of personal data

GT&C uses personal data primarily to provide this website to the users. Any further processing of the data only occurs on the basis of other statutory duties or permissions or if the respective user has consented towards GT&C. GT&C stores and processes data specifically for the following purposes:

When users visit the website, GT&C automatically collects and stores certain data. This includes: the IP address or device ID allocated to the respective end-device which we need for transmitting requested content (e.g. especially content, texts, and images as well as data files provided for downloading, etc.), the activity of users in the context of the website, the type of respective end-device, the used type of browser as well as the date and time of use.

GT&C uses this information also for improvements to the service’s presentation, features and functionalities as well as general administration tasks.

Aside from this, GT&C deletes or anonymizes the data on use, including the IP addresses, without undue delay as soon as they are no longer needed for the above mentioned purposes.

The processing and use of the data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that (1) the processing is necessary for the provision of the website; or (2) GT&C has an overriding legitimate interest in ensuring and enhancing the functionality and error-free operation of the website and that it is tailored to the users’ needs.

3. Further Personal Data processing

You may have provided your contact data via our contact form.

We will use your data for the purpose of replying to your request.

The processing and use of your data is based on statutory provisions which justify those operations on the grounds that the processing is necessary for processing your request.

If you have not given consent to a longer storage duration e.g. in the course of our stakeholder relationship management we will store the data no longer than needed in order to fulfill the aforementioned purpose or as long as required in case any statutory retention obligation applies.

4. Cookies, Pixel, Fingerprints

We at GT&C (“GT&C”) use cookies to enable you to get more out of our website. Cookies are small units of data temporarily stored on your computer or mobile device to increase your website experience. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user. A cookie often includes a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number (randomly generated) stored on your device. Some expire at the end of your website session; others remain on your computer for longer.

5. Your Data Subject Rights/Data Protection Officer

At any time, you may assert the right to access your data.

In case of processing activities involving your personal data that are carried out on basis of a legitimate interest of GT&C, you have the right to object against such processing of your personal data at any time for reasons resulting from your specific situation. GT&C will stop that processing unless GT&C can prove important reasons for the processing which deserve protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims.

In these cases, or if you have any other questions or wishes in connection with regard to your personal data, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]

6. Use of Social Media Plug-ins

Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of different social media networks are embedded in our web page. The associated services are provided by the respective companies (“providers”). These providers are:

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance, go to: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/­plugins

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). For an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance, go to: https://dev.twitter.com/web/tweet-button

LinkedIn is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). For an overview of the LinkedIn plug-ins and their appearance, go to: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins#

To increase the protection afforded to your data when you visit our web pages, these plug-ins are implemented as “2-click buttons.” This form of integration ensures that, when accessing a page from within our website containing such plug-ins, you are not automatically connected to the providers’ servers. Only if you activate the plug-ins and thereby permit for data transmission, the browser will create a direct link to the providers’ servers. The content of the various plug-ins is then transmitted by the provider concerned directly to your browser and then displayed on your screen.

The plug-in tells the provider which of our website pages you have accessed. If, while viewing our website, you are logged into your user account with the respective provider, he is able to collate your interest, i.e. the information you are accessing, with your user account. On making use of any of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking the “Like” button, leaving a comment), this information too will be transmitted by the browser directly to the provider for retention.

Further information on the collection and use of data by the providers and on the rights and possibilities available to you for protecting your privacy in these circumstances can be found in the providers’ data protection/privacy policies:

Data protection/privacy policy issued by Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Data protection/privacy policy issued by Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

Data protection/privacy policy issued by LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/Data Protection-policy