The company GSI mbH hereby provides information on the data processing that takes place in the scope of courses, examinations and other GSI mbH events in as far as such concerns the ordering party/contractual partner (hereafter also referred to as the “data subject”).
1. Contact Data of the Responsible Party
GSI - Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH
2. Contact Data of the Data Protection Officer
Bechtle GmbH IT-Systemhaus Solingen
3. Personal Data and their Sources
Personal data are deemed to be all information relating to an identifiable or identified natural person (e.g. name, address, date and place of birth).
GSI mbH processes personal data that contractual partners and/or participants of courses, examination candidates and other participants of GSI mbH events, make available to GSI mbH (e.g. data that is provided when registering for a course).
In as far as it is necessary for the purposes specified under the following No. 4, GSI mbH also processes data that can be legally obtained from public sources (e.g. Land Registers, commercial registers, registers of associations, records of debtors, the Federal Gazette, the press, the Internet).
The data that GSI mbH processes decisively depends on the subject of the contract in the contract that is in preparation or that has already been concluded. The following data categories are normally relevant in connection with courses, examinations and other events that are provided by GSI mbH:
3. Purpose and Legal Basis of the Processing
Personal data are processed in order to provide contractual or pre-contractual services in the scope of the fulfilment of a contract or in order to implement pre-contractual measures as requested. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence, letter b) GDPR in this respect.
In as far as GSI mbH is provided with personal data for particular purposes that are not connected to the provision of contractual and pre-contractual performances (e.g. the sending of advertising materials or newsletters), the personal data are processed on the basis of consent that has been granted in the past. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence, letter a) GDPR in this respect.
GSI mbH also processes the personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence, letter f) GDPR in order to safeguard its justified interests, fundamental rights and its fundamental freedoms, in as far as this is necessary and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject have priority over the justified interest of GSI mbH in the processing of the data. A justified interest of GSI mbH can especially be the following in individual cases:
5. Persons with Access Authorization
GSI mbH basically processes personal data within the company. GSI mbH only passes personal data on to third parties if
Should GSI mbH outsource a part of the data processing with the use of service providers and vicarious agents (such as IT service providers, telecommunications service providers), GSI mbH shall subject these order processors (see Art. 28 GDPR) to a contractual obligation to only processing personal data conform with data protection legislation requirements and to ensuring that the rights of the data subject are safeguarded.
No data is transferred to bodies or persons in non-EU member states and this is also not planned.
6. Duration of the Processing
Personal data shall be deleted and blocked after the purposes stated under No. 4 above no longer exists, this especially being the case should a processing of the data no longer be necessary in order to fulfil a contract or implement pre-contractual measures. GSI mbH observes retention periods stipulated in acts of law and/or fiscal codes. It is therefore possible that further processing could be necessary in individual cases for the following purposes:
7. Your Rights as the Data Subject
The applicable legislation stipulates the data subjects have diverse rights with regard to their personal data. Should data subjects wish to assert these rights, they are to file an informal application, sent to the address stated under No. 1 (“Contact Data of the Responsible Party”) together with a clear identification of their person.
The rights are as follows:
7.1 Confirmation and information right
Data subjects have the right at all times to be provided with confirmation as to whether their personal data is being processed. Should this be the case, they also have the rights to request information concerning the personal data that is stored in addition to a copy of these data categories.
There is also a right to the following information:
Should personal data be transferred to bodies or persons in a non-EU member state or to international organisations, the data subjects have the right to be informed of the pertinent warranties pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.
7.2 Amendment Right
Data subjects have the right to demand the amendment of incorrect personal data without delay. Data subjects also have the right to demand the completion of incomplete personal data – including in the form of a supplementary declaration –, taking the purpose of the processing into account.
7.3 Deletion right ("right to be forgotten")
Pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, data subjects have the right to demand that their personal data be deleted without delay. GSI mbH is then obliged to delete the personal data should one of the following grounds exist:
Should GSI mbH have published the personal data that is to be deleted pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, it is to adopt measures that are deemed to be reasonable when taking the available technology and the implementation costs (including of a technical kind) into account, that serve to inform responsible third parties that are responsible for the data processing and that also process the personal data, that the data subject has demanded the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.
7.4 Right to restrict the processing
Data subjects have the right to restrict the processing should one of the following requirements be given:
7.5 Right to data transferability
Data subjects have the right to receive their personal data that has been made available to GSI mbH in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. Data subjects also have the right to transfer this data to another responsible person without impairment by GSI mbH in as far as
When exercising the right to data transferability in accordance with the 1st paragraph, data subjects have the right to have the personal data transferred to another responsible party by GSI mbH direct, in as far as this is technically feasible.
7.6 Right to object
Should grounds exist in their personal situation, data subjects have the right to object to the processing of their personal data at all times when such is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence, letter f) GDPR. GSI mbH shall then no longer process the personal data other than in cases where GSI mbH can provide proof of the existence of grounds for the processing that are worthy of protection and have priority over the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or should the processing serve the assertion or exercising of legal claims, or defence against such.
Should personal data be processed for the purpose of direct marketing (especially product recommendations), data subjects have the right to file an objection against the processing of his personal data for the purpose of such advertising.
7.7 Right to revoke consent provided pursuant to data protection law
Data subjects have the right to revoke consent that has been provided for the processing of personal data, this also being possible in parts – with effect for the future (by email sent to our email address as stated in Section I). General statutory permission remains unaffected by the revocation however. It is therefore possible that a continued processing of the data can still be permissible despite a revocation, should general statutory permission exist.
7.8 Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority
Data subjects have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, especially in the member state that is their place of abode, their place of work or the place in which the supposed infringement has taken place, should they be of the opinion that the processing of their personal data is unlawful.
8. Obligation to Make Data Available
Contractual partners and/or participants in courses, examination candidates and participants in other GSI mbH events, are to make such personal data available to GSI mbH as is required in the scope of courses, examinations and other events that are organised by GSI mbH in their training facilities, in order to fulfil a contract or implement pre-contractual measures and the related contractual and pre-contractual obligations. Without this data, GSI mbH shall be unable to conclude a corresponding contract or execute the same.
9. Automated Decision Making and Profiling
GSI mbH does not implement a fully automatic decision making system pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR. GSI mbH also does not use personal data for profiling.
1. Case-by-case right to object
Should personal grounds exist, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data that takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence, letters e) and f) GDPR; this is also the case with regard for profiling that is based on these provisions in the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.
Should you file an objection, GSI mbH shall no longer process your personal data, the exception being cases where GSI mbH is able to provide proof of mandatory grounds that are worthy of protection, that have priority over your interests, rights and freedoms, or should the processing serve the assertion or exercising of legal claims or the defence against such.
In individual cases, GSI mbH processes your data for the purpose of direct marketing. Should you not agree to this, you can file an objection to the processing for the purpose of such marketing at all times; this is also valid for profiling should this be directly connected to such direct marketing.
Should you object to the processing for the purpose of direct marketing, GSI mbH shall no longer process your personal data for this purpose.
Please send your informal objection to the following address:
GSI - Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International mbH