1. Data protection notice

Thank you for visiting our internet page and for being interested in our company and products.
We take the protection of your privacy in the processing of personal data and the security of all business data extremely seriously, which is why we take these into consideration in our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit to our online offers in a confidential manner and only in compliance with the statutory provisions. Data protection and information security are part of our company policy.

2. Person in charge

Gernep is responsible for the processing of your data. Our contact details are as follows::

GERNEP GmbH Etikettiertechnik
Benzstraße 6
D-93092 Barbing
Phone: +49 (94 01) 92 13-0
Fax: +49 (94 01 92 13-29

Register court: Local court Regensburg
Register number: HRB 3200
VAT identification number
acc. to § 27a Value Added Tax Act:
Place of jurisdiction: Regensburg

Krones AG

Managing Director:
Martin Hammerschmid

Responsible according to § 18, Para. 2 MStV (German treaty on broadcasting and telemedia) Martin Hammerschmid

You can contact our Data Protection Officer using the following contact details:

GERNEP GmbH Etikettiertechnik, Benzstr. 6, D-93092 Barbing, Data Security Officer Andreas Deutsch andreas.deutsch(at) gernep.de.

3. Processing of personal data

3.1 Principles

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. for example names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, contractual, booking and accounting data which define a person's identity.

We process personal data (including IP addresses) only if there is a legal basis or if you granted us your consent in this regard, for example in the course of a registration.

3.2 Processing categories

The following data categories are processed:

  • Communications data (e. g. name, phone, mailing address, IP address)
  • Variable data

3.3 Purposes of processing and legal bases

We and service providers engaged by us process your personal data for the following purposes of processing and subject to the following legal bases:

3.3.1 Contractual basis (preparation, performance, termination):

  • Answering enquiries
  • Handling of your orders
  • Preparation, negotiation and fulfilment of a contract with you<
  • Granting access to certain information and offers

3.3.2 Legal obligation

  • Official or judicial order

3.3.3 Legitimate interest of Gernep

  • Legitimate interest Direct marketing
  • Improvement of products and services
  • Online surveys (note: if we involve a market research institute for survey, it will only become active on our behalf and subject to our instructions.)
  • Establishment or protection of legal claims or defence of court actions
  • Prevention of abuse or other unlawful activities
  • Guarantee of data securityf Gernep

3.3.4 Consent

  • Product or customer surveys by e-mail and/or telephone
  • Sending newsletters

4. Obligation for the provision of personal data

As far as there there is a contract between you and us, you have to provide the personal data which is required for commencement, performance and termination of the contractual relationship and for the fulfilment of the contractual obligations related thereto or to the collection of which we are legally obliged. Without the provision of such data, we will generally not be able to enter into, perform and terminate a contract with you.

As far as the data processing in the course of your use of our website is not required for the commencement, performance and termination of a contractual relationship or for the fulfilment of contractual obligations and is not required under applicable laws, the provision of your data shall be voluntary. Please note that certain functionalities of the website or services cannot made use of if you do not provide the data required for such purposes.

5. Children

Gernep will not knowingly process personal data of children without explicitly pointing out that such data should only be transmitted with the consent of the legal guardians or if permissible under applicable legal provisions. Any use or disclosure of personal data of children by Krones will in general only be performed, as far as this is legally permitted, to obtain the legally required consent of the parents or for the protection of children.

6. Data disclosure

6.1 Forwarding of data to other persons in charge

In general, we transfer your personal data to third parties only if this is required for contract performance or if the third party has a legitimate interest in the data disclosure of if you provided your consent thereto. Provided that the data is transferred to third parties based upon a legitimate interest, this is explained in this Privacy Notice.

Furthermore, data can be transferred to other responsible parties as far as we are obliged to do so due to statutory provisions or enforceable official or judicial orders.

6.2 Service providers

We order tasks such as programming, data hosting and hotline service from external service providers. We have chosen these service providers carefully and monitor them on a regular basis, in particular their careful treatment and protection of the data stored with them. We oblige all service providers to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the statutory regulations.

7. Disclosure to recipients outside the EEA

We may also disclose personal data to recipients based outside the European Economic Area, in so-called third states. In such case, we make sure before disclosure that the recipient either has an appropriate data protection level in place (e.g. based upon an adequacy decision by the EU Commission for the country in question or the agreement of so-called EU Standard Contractual Clauses of the European Union with the recipient) or that you granted your consent to such disclosure.

8. Duration of storage; retention periods

In general, we store your personal data as long as this is required for the provision of our online offers and the services related thereto or as long as we have a legitimate interest in continued storage (for example, we may have a legitimate interest in postal marketing after fulfilment of the contract). In all other cases, we delete your personal data with the exception of data which we have to keep for the fulfilment of legal obligations (e.g. under tax or commercial law).

9. Use of cookies

By reading out cookies, we can design our online offer for you in an optimal manner and facilitate your use, e.g. storage of the password. If you do not wish that Gernep recognises your computer, please adjust the settings of your internet browser such that it deletes cookies from your hard disks, blocks all cookies or warns you before a cookie is saved.

10. Web analysis and web tracking

We need statistical information on the use of our online offer in order to make it more user-friendly, to perform range measurements and to carry out market research activities. We are using web analysis tools for this purpose.

The utilisation profiles generated by using analysis cookies or evaluating the log files (see next section) will not be combined with personal data. The tools either do not use IP addresses of the users at all or shorten them immediately after collection. The provider will only give us the data and will not use them for their own purposes. For tools which work with opt-out cookies, it has to be noted that the opt-out function is specific to devices and/or browsers and generally only applies to the end device or browser you are currently using. If you use several end devices and/or browsers, you have to set opt-out for each individual end device and for each browser used. Furthermore, you can prevent the generation of user profiles as a whole by deactivating the use of cookies in general.

Log files

During each use of our website, your internet browser automatically transmits certain information to us which we store in so-called log files (e.g. internet browser used and operating system; domain name of the website you previously visited number of visits; average dwell time, pages accessed). This information is not associated with a specific person.

We store these log files for the detection of disturbances and for security reasons (e.g. for the clarification of attempted attacks) for a short time and delete them afterwards. Log files the continued retention of which is required for evidentiary purposes shall be excluded from the deletion until final clarification of the respective incident and can be forwarded to investigating authorities on an individual basis.

11. External links

Our online offer may contain links to third-party websites − i.e. of providers not affiliated to us. After clicking on the link, we do not have any influence on the collection, processing and use of any personal data transferred to the third party by clicking on the link (such as the IP address or the URL of the page containing the link) as the behaviour of third parties is naturally not under our control. We do not assume any responsibility for the processing of such personal data by third parties.

12. Security

Our employees and the service providers acting on our behalf are obliged to maintain confidentiality and comply with the provisions of the applicable data protection laws. We take all required technical and organisational measures in order to ensure an appropriate level of protection and to protect your data managed by us particularly against the risks of accidental or unlawful destruction, manipulation, loss, alteration or unauthorised disclosure or unauthorised access. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement according to technological developments.

13. Your rights as a user

Please use the details set forth in the "Person in charge" section to assert your rights. When doing so, please ensure that we are able to clearly identify you.

You are entitled to obtain from us information on the processing of your data. For this purpose, you can assert a right of access regarding your personal information we process. In addition, you can require us to rectify incorrect data and - to the extent the statutory provisions are met - complete or erase your data. However, this shall not apply to data required for billing and accounting purposes or subject to the statutory retention obligation. As far as access to such data is not required, processing thereof will be restricted. In addition, you can require us to restrict the processing of your data provided that the statutory provisions are met.

Objection to data processing:
Moreover, you are entitled to object us to processing your data at any time. We will then cease processing your data, unless we can demonstrate, in accordance with the statutory provisions, compelling legitimate grounds for the further processing which override your interests.

Objection to direct marketing:
Apart from that, you can object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes at any time ("objection to marketing"). Please note that for organisational reasons, your withdrawal and the use of your data in the course of a campaign which has already commenced may overlap.

Objection to data processing if "legitimate interest" is the legal basis:
In addition, you are entitled to object to data processing by us at any time provided that such processing is based upon the legal basis of a legitimate interest. We will then cease processing your data, unless we can - in accordance with the statutory provisions - demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the further processing which override your interests.

Withdrawal of consent:
If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future. A withdrawal shall not affect the lawfulness of the data up until the time of the withdrawal.

13.1 Data portability

You are entitled to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this, you can contact the data protection authority which is competent for your place of residence or your state or the data protection authority competent for us. This is:

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (BayLDA)
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach

Phone: +49 981 53 1300
Telefax: +49 981 53 98 1300
E-Mail: poststelle@lda.bayern.de 

14. Changes to the Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to amend our security and data protection measures to the extent this is necessary due to technological advancements. In these cases, we will also adjust our data protection information accordingly. Therefore, please note the respective current version of our Privacy Notice.

Krones Integrity

In order to retain the company's integrity and to defend any damages, KRONES is interested in obtaining information of verifiable or assumed violations against the law or internal policies. You can get to the Krones Integrity Portal with the following link.



Version: August 2018

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