Managing Director: Jerry Montour, Kenneth Hill
Procurist: Bernard Johnston
Headquarters: Rietz / Kloster Lehnin
Financial Department: Wiesbaden I
USt-IdNr.: DE813979432
District Court: Potsdam
Commercial register no.: HRB 20089P
Registered office: Rietzer Berg 28
D-14797 Rietz / Kloster Lehnin
Toll-free Hotline: +49 (0) 08005-664295
Telephone: +49 (0) 3381 2087 0
Telefax: +49 (0) 3381 2087 199
Responsibility for content
(lt. §6 MDstV/TDG):
G.R.E. Deutschland GmbH

Data protection and legal information


1.) Preface

Our data protection declaration applies to the use of our online service with all subpages, hereinafter referred to as our "website". Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH, hereinafter referred to as "we", attaches great importance to data protection. Personal data is collected and processed in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO:

Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH
Rietzer Berg 28
14797 Kloster Lehnin OT Rietz
Phone: +49 (0) 3381 2087-0
Fax: +49 (0) 3381 2087-199

Data Protection Officer:
Maximilian Scharsich
Head of IT and Security

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection regulations as a whole, or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the person responsible.

You can save and print out this data protection declaration at any time.

2.) Personal data

Personal data is data that makes it possible to identify you as a specific person, such as, for example:

• Your name or date of birth
• Your postal address or email address
• Your telephone, mobile or fax number
• Payment information, such as credit card numbers and bank details
• The IP address you have used

3.) Legitimate interest, legal basis and purposes of processing:

Our legitimate interest is to provide you with information about our company and our products on our website. If you wish to use our website, we must be able to process your data on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR. Therefore, we process your data in connection with this website, for example:

• to provide you with various ways to contact us
• to improve our website service by evaluating usage statistics
• to provide you with our newsletter at your own request (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR)
• to provide you with information about our company and our products
• to provide you with directions if required
• to enable us to process your application documents (§ 26 Para. 1 BDSG new version)

4.) How do we process personal data when you visit our website?

Some services and functions of our website require personal data in order to function. In the following, we will inform you about the services and functions used to process your personal data.

4.1) Hosting and provider services:

The hosting and provider services we use are necessary to ensure the technical provision and smooth operation of our website, including the following:

• Infrastructure and platform services
• Computer capacity, storage and database services
• Safety and technical maintenance functions
• Provider services for connection establishment

4.2) Access data and protocol data:

Our server stores access data in "server log files" (log data). Access data is automatically sent by your terminal device, e.g. your computer or mobile device, via a browser and your Internet provider each time you interact with our website server. The access data includes, among other things:

• The URL and name of the retrieved file
• The date and time of retrieval
• Transferred data volume
• Message about successful and unsuccessful retrievals (HTTP response code)
• Which browser you are using
• Which type of terminal device you are using, e.g. computer or smartphone
• Operating system information, e.g. Windows or Mac
• Referrer URL, i.e. the previously visited page
• External links accessed by the user's system via our website
• The Internet service provider of the user
• Your IP address and the requesting Internet provider

We use this log data without assignment to you personally, but for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of our website, and also to record the number of visitors to our website (traffic) and the extent and type of use of our website and services.

We can provide personalised content on the basis of this information and graphically adapt our website to your terminal device and browser, analyse traffic, troubleshoot, correct errors and improve our services. IP addresses are stored in the server log files for a limited period of time. We reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files and to store IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a criminal offence in connection with the use of our website, or if we are obliged to do so by law or by a court order.

This is also in our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 clause 1 f) GDPR.

4.3) Security, encryption and availability

We make every effort to ensure the security of your data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and technical possibilities. Your personal data will be transmitted encrypted. This applies both to your visit to our website and to your use of our contact form. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system, but point out that data transmission over the Internet may have security gaps. The complete protection of data against access by third parties is impossible. To secure your data, we maintain technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, which we constantly adapt to the state of the art. We cannot guarantee that our service will be available at a specific time. In particular, errors, interruptions or failures cannot be ruled out.

5.) Handling of your data in detail

5.1) Cookies

We use session cookies to optimise our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and is temporarily stored on your hard drive. This file contains a "session ID", which can be used to assign various requests from your browser and the associated session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser. We also use persistent cookies to a small extent, which remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit. These cookies are stored on your hard disk and are deleted automatically after the specified time. They last from one month to ten years.

Our legitimate interest in the use of cookies pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 clause 1 f) GDPR is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

The following data and information is stored in the cookies:

• Session ID
• Information about the number of visits to our website and use of individual functions

When cookies are activated, a session ID is assigned to them. Your personal data will not be assigned to this session ID. Your name, IP address or similar data that would allow the cookie to be assigned to you will not be stored in the cookie.

Based on cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymous information, for example, about whether you have agreed to the information provided on the homepage. You can adjust the settings in your browser so that you are informed in advance about setting cookies and decide in individual cases whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or completely prevent cookies. This may limit or exclude the functionality of our website or other websites on your terminal device.

5.2) Google Analytics, Google Fonts and Google Maps

Google Analytics:
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer, and which help us to analyse the use of our website in more detail. This is also in our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 clause 1 f) GDPR. As a rule, the information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookies will be forwarded by you as the website visitor to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We have activated IP anonymisation on this website (anonymous IP) for this purpose. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and provide additional services associated with the use of the website and internet to the website operator.

The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the features on our website.

You can also prevent the transmission to Google of data generated by the cookie and data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie to prevent future collection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie will only work on this browser and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must click this link again):
Disable Google Analytics

Google Fonts:
We try to present our content in a platform-independent and consistent, graphically appealing, fast and correct way. To this end, we use external fonts from Google Fonts on this website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). When you visit our website, your browser loads the fonts from an external Google server in the USA. Your IP address and information about the website you are visiting are transmitted to the Google server. If your browser is configured not to support Google Web Fonts or to block access, our content will be displayed in a standard font which is available to you.

Google Maps:
We integrate a Google Maps plug-in on individual pages to provide you with directions to locations (e.g. trade fair presentations). When you access these individual pages, information from our website and your IP address are transmitted to the Google server in the USA. Even if you use the Google Maps plug-in to get directions to a specific destination, the address that you enter will be transferred to Google.

The data protection regulations of the provider Google Inc. can be viewed here:

Google Inc. is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement. Google Inc. therefore undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law.

Further information can be found in the following linked entry:

5.3) Newsletter via MailChimp

Our newsletters, to which you have voluntarily subscribed, are sent via MailChimp, a company belonging to the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp can use your data in pseudonymised form, i.e. without assignment to a user and to optimize and improve its own service. Examples of this are the technical optimisation of sending the email, the presentation of the newsletter and in-house statistical purposes.

However, MailChimp does not use the recipient data of our newsletter to approach recipients directly, nor do they pass the information on to third parties. MailChimp is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and an Order Processing Agreement is used in accordance with Art. 28 para. 3 clause 1 GDPR. To subscribe to newsletters, the data requested in the registration process (a valid email address) is required. The registration for the newsletter is logged. After registration you will receive a message asking you to confirm your registration ("double opt-in").

This is necessary to prevent third parties from registering with your email address. You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus cancel the newsletter. We store your registration data with the provider MailChimp if you have registered to receive the newsletter. The logging of the application and the recipient's address are stored as long as an interest is, or has been, shown in the proof of the consent originally given, as a rule, these are the limitation periods for civil claims, thus a maximum of three years.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter is your consent according to the terms of this agreement. Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) in conjunction with Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG (German Law against Unfair Competition). The legal basis for logging the registration is our legitimate interest in proving that the dispatch was carried out with your consent. You can cancel your subscription at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. A written notice to the contact information listed under section 1 (e.g. email, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. For this purpose, we need your email address with which you have subscribed to our newsletter.

Of course, you will also find an unsubscribe link in each newsletter.

The data protection regulations of the provider MailChimp can be viewed here:

The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement. MailChimp therefore undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry:

6.) Your rights

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to assert these rights, please send your request by email or by post to the address specified in Section 1, clearly identifying yourself.

Below you will find an overview of your rights.

6.1) Right to confirmation of and information about your personal data

Within the framework of legal provisions and taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to receive confirmation of your personal data from us, information about the recipient of your data, the purpose of the processing, our criteria for determining the storage period and the storage period itself, free-of-charge. You are also entitled to receive a copy of your data.

6.2) Right to correction, restriction of processing and deletion ("right to be forgotten")

With regard to your personal data and within the scope of legal provisions, you have the right to correct, complete and/or supplement true, false, incorrect and/or incomplete data, to restrict its processing or to have your data deleted to the legally permissible extent.

6.3) Right to data transferability

You have the right to have personal data concerning you transmitted by us in a machine-readable form, or, if it is technically possible, to have it transmitted by us to third parties of your choice.

6.4) Right of objection

You have the right to object to the lawful processing of your personal data by us if this is justified by your particular situation and if our interests in the processing do not outweigh ours.

6.5) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data.

6.6) Automated decisions including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. Decisions are not made automatically on the basis of the personal data collected.

6.7) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

You have the right to appeal to the data protection authority responsible for us:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and the Right to Inspect Files
Dagmar Hartge
Stahnsdorf dam 77
14532 Kleinmachnow

Telephone: +49 (0) 33203 356-0
Fax: +49 (0) 33203 356-49

7.) There is no obligation to provide your data

There is no legal or contractual obligation for you to provide your data. However, it is necessary to provide some of your data in order to make the services offered on our website available to you. In this respect we require e.g.:

• Your IP address to transfer content from our website to the device of your choice
• Data of the terminal device you are using to correctly display our website in your browser
• Your email address, if you would like to contact us via email
• Your email address and a confirmation ("double opt-in") if you would like to receive the newsletter
• Your telephone number, if you would like to be called back via telephone
• Your application documents if you would like to apply to us

You yourself can prevent your data being provided by not visiting our website or by blocking other services on our website and therefore not making them usable.

8.) Amendments

We reserve the right to amend, adapt or supplement this data protection declaration. All amendments will be posted on this website and will take effect immediately unless otherwise stated.

9.) Legal notice

Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH constantly checks and updates the information on its website. Despite all efforts, some information may have changed in the interim. No liability can therefore be accepted nor guarantee given for the relevance, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. The same also applies to websites which are referred to by means of hyperlinks. Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH is not responsible for the content of websites reached via such a link.

Furthermore, Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information provided. The content and structure of the Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH websites are protected by copyright. The reproduction of information or data on this website, in particular the use of texts, parts of texts or images, requires the prior consent of Grand River Enterprises (Germany) GmbH.