Privacy Policy

General Information

Thank you for visiting our website and for taking an interest in our products and services. This privacy policy informs you about the handling of your personal data according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Personal data means data that can be related to you, such as name, address, E-mail addresses, user behavior.

Name and Contact Details

The responsible person in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

GTE Industrieelektronik GmbH
Helmholtzstraße 21
41747 Viersen

Phone: +49 2162 3703-0

Represented by:
Mr Hans Ulrich Clemens
Mr Martin Becken

Contact Details of our Data Protection Officer:

Our Data Protection Officer will be happy to provide you with any information or suggestions you may have on the subject of data protection.

Niels Kill
Althammer & Kill GmbH & Co. KG
Mörsenbroicher Weg 200
40470 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 936748-90

Data security

We maintain technical and organizational security measures to protect any personal data that is processed. In particular, these measures protect against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or attacks by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. The transmission of your personal data is encrypted using SSL technology (https) to prevent access by unauthorized third parties.

Communication by e-mail

This means that your e-mail can generally be transmitted in an encrypted form. Please note, however, that encryption also depends on the configuration of your e-mail program and that we therefore cannot guarantee complete data security for the transfer of your e-mail.

For information requiring a high level of confidentiality, we recommend that you send it by post.

Collection and use of your data

The scope and type of data collection as well as the use of your personal data will differ depending on whether you visit our website only to retrieve information or whether you use any services offered on our website.
We will inform you in detail if we decide to use other (IT-) service providers for individual functions of our services or if we wish to use your data for advertising purposes. We will also state concrete criteria for the duration of the data storage and the respective legal basis for the data processing.

Informational use
During the informational use of our website, we only collect personal data that is automatically transmitted to us by your browser, such as:

  • the page from which the file was requested,
  • the name of the file,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the amount of data transferred,
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found),
  • the description of the type of browser used,
  • the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened so that a personal reference can no longer be established.

Storage period:

  • Storage period for log files: max. 7 days

Legal basis for data processing:
The data mentioned above are technically necessary to display our website on your device and to ensure stability and security. This is done in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.


We are using so-called cookies on our websites. These are small text files that are stored on your electronic device. The content of these files can be read and used. A distinction is made between session cookies (non-persistent cookies) and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser. Persistent cookies are stored beyond one session. Cookies may contain data that allows the recognition of electronic devices and / or users. In some cases, cookies only contain information about certain settings that cannot be associated with a specific person.
We are using session cookies on our websites. We have a legitimate interest in optimizing our website and proceed in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.
However, you can adjust your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies. You can also delete cookies at any time, usually via your browser settings. You can also prevent new cookies from being set. Please note that our websites may not function properly if you disable the placement of cookies.

Contact form

You can contact us via our contact form. In order to answer your request, we need your name and E-Mail address. You can provide further information voluntarily, but you do not have to.

Storage period:

Your data will only be processed to answer your request. After that we delete all data, unless there is a legal obligation to store the data. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

Legal basis for data processing:

According to the nature of your request, we may base the processing of the data you provided on the necessity for the performance of a contract or on the necessity for the performance of pre-contractual measures (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b of the GDPR). We may also base the processing of the data on our legitimate interest in responding to requests from individuals (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR). Your data will only be processed for the purpose of responding to your request and will be deleted thereafter unless we are required by law to retain it. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.


We process data you have provided to us in the context of your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other vacancies, if applicable) and to carry out the application process. Your application will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department upon receipt. Suitable applications will then be forwarded to people responsible for the respective open or suitable position. Throughout the company, only those persons who require your data for the proper execution of our application process will have access to it.

Retention period:

In the event of rejection, the applicants’ data will be deleted after 6 months.

Legal basis for data processing:
The processing of your data as part of the application procedure is necessary for the decision on your employment. This results from § 26 Paragraph 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Should the data be required for legal prosecution after completion of the application procedure, the processing of the data is based on our legitimate interest (Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f DSGVO). Our interest is the assertion or defence of claims.

Google Maps

In order to show you the location of our company in a convenient way, we integrated Google Maps into our website. The use of this service leads to a connection to a Google Maps server via your browser. During this process, your IP address is transmitted. If you are logged into an existing Google user account while visiting our website, Google may associate your visit to our website with other information about you stored by Google. In addition, cookies may be set by Google. We have no influence on this and do not receive any information from Google about the transmitted content.

Analysis of your user behavior by Google:
Google collects your data and creates profiles. Such profiles are used by Google for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the demand-oriented design of its websites. Such analysis is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising tailored to your needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our websites.
You have the right to object against the creation of these user profiles. To exercise this right, you must contact Google.

This service is provided by:
Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, Representative in the EU is Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Further information regarding the data privacy practices of Google Inc. can be found at:

Storage period:
As described in the storage period of the log files under “Informational use” above in this data protection notice.

Legal basis for data processing:
This service is included to optimize our websites. We do this on the basis of a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO.
For the exceptional cases in which personal data (your IP address) is transferred to the USA, Google relies on the Standard Contractual Clauses between EU and Non-EU Countries:

Matomo Analytics

We are using Matomo on our website, which is a web analysis service that allows us to anonymously evaluate your usage behavior on our website. Matomo uses cookies that are stored on your computer within your current browser. For this purpose, the generated information on your usage (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The Information, that is generated through a cookie, about your usage of our websites will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by setting your browser accordingly.
If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data, you can also object to this at any given time changing the cookie settings (performance). In this case a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser so that Matomo does not collect any session data.

Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you may have to activate it again.

Storage period:
The stored anonymized usage transactions are deleted after 6 months at the latest.

Legal basis for data processing:
We use Matomo for our own interests in order to be able to analyze and regularly improve the use of our websites. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our services and make them more interesting for you as a user, in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.

Third Countries

Processing of your personal data in states outside the EU and the EEA (third countries)

A processing of your personal data in states outside the European Union and the European Economic Area does not happen, except for Google Maps.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us concerning your personal data:

  1. Right to information and access (Article 15 GDPR)
    You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have the right to obtain information about this personal data and the information listed in detail in Article 15 GDPR.
  2.  Right to rectification or erasure (Article 16 and 17 GDPR)
    You have the right to request without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, where applicable, the completion of incomplete personal data. You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be deleted without undue delay, provided that one of the reasons listed in detail in Article 17 of the GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.
  3. Right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR)
    You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Article 18 GDPR applies, e.g. if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 DSGVO, for the duration of any review as to whether our legitimate interests override yours.
  4. Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
    In certain cases, which are detailed in Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to a third party.

Right to object to processing and right to withdraw your consent:

In some cases (see the relevant sections in this privacy notice), we base the processing of your personal data on a legitimate interest that we claim to have. We do this in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR. Whenever this is the case, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. If you make such an objection, we will ask you to explain the reasons as to why we should not process your personal data in the way we have done. In the event of your objection, we will investigate the facts. Following this assessment, we will either stop or adapt the processing of your data. Depending on the facts, we may also provide compelling legitimate reasons for the continuation of the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms and continue the processing (Article 21 paragraph 1 of the GDPR).
If you have consented to the processing of your data, you may withdraw your consent any time. Such a withdrawal will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data.

Right to complain to a data protection authority

You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about the processing of your personal data by us.
The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 211 38424-0