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Privacy policy

1) Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the controller

1.1 We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data here refers to any data that allows you to be personally identified.

1.2 The controller responsible for data processing on this website as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is TARGA GmbH, Coesterweg 45, 59494 Soest, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 2921 / 38038 0, Fax: +49 (0)2921 / 38038 90, e-mail: targa@targa-online.com. The controller responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The controller has appointed a data protection officer for this website, who can be reached as follows: ‘TARGA GmbH, Dietmar Finke, Coesterweg 45, 59494 Soest, Germany, +49 (0) 2921 380 38 555, datenschutz@targa.de’

1.4 For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (such as orders or enquiries to the controller), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the character string ‘https://’ and the lock icon in your browser bar.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

When using our website for purely informational purposes, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called server log files). When you visit our website, we collect the following information that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/referral from which you reached the site
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (in anonymised form where appropriate)

Data is processed in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. Data will not be passed on or used for other purposes. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files should concrete evidence indicate unlawful use.

3) Cookies

We use cookies on various pages in order to make a visit to our website more attractive and enable you to use certain functions. Cookies are small text files stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are automatically deleted at the end of the session when you close your browser; these are referred to as session cookies. Other cookies remain on your end device, allowing us and our partner companies (cookies from third-party providers) to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site (permanent cookies). If cookies are stored, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP addresses on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, this is processed in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, to safeguard our legitimate interests in providing the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design for the page visit.

We may work with advertising partners to help us make our website more interesting to you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are stored on your hard drive (third-party cookies) on this basis when you visit our website. If we cooperate with the aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in the following paragraphs.

Please note that you can set your browser to notify you when cookies are saved, to decide on a case-by-case basis if you accept the cookies or to generally not accept cookies or only accept them in certain cases. Each browser varies in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings. This can be found under the following links for each of the respective browsers:

Internet Explorer: windows.microsoft.com/en-UK/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
Safari: support.apple.com/kb/ph21411
Opera: help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Please note that if your browser is set to decline cookies, certain features of our website may be restricted.

4) Contact

Personal data will be collected when you contact us (for example via the contact form or by e-mail). The respective contact form indicates what data is collected in the form. This data is stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for making contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR. If the purpose of your contact is to conclude a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after completion of the processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question is conclusively clarified and there are no statutory storage requirements that prevent this.

5) Rights of the data subject

5.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights as a data subject (access and intervention rights) in relation to the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, which we will inform you about below:

  • Right of access in accordance with Article 15 GDPR: In particular, you have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period or the criteria used to determine the storage period, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved and the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you, as well as your right to be informed of what safeguards are in place for the transfer of your data to third countries in accordance with Article 46 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification in accordance with Article 16 GDPR: You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and/or to have incomplete personal data stored by us completed;
  • Right to erasure in accordance with Article 17 GDPR: You have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data where one of the prerequisites set out in Article 17(1) GDPR applies. However, this right does not apply, in particular, where the processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR: You have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data whilst the accuracy of the personal data contested by you is verified, if you oppose the erasure of your data due to unlawful data processing and request a restriction of processing of your data instead, if you require your data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims once we no longer need this data after it has fulfilled its purpose or if you have objected on grounds relating to your particular situation pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours;
  • Right to information in accordance with Article 19 GDPR: If you exercised the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing in relation to the controller, it is obligated to notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
  • Right to data portability in accordance with Article 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that the data is transmitted to another controller, where technically feasible;
  • Right to withdraw consent in accordance with Article 7(3) GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal of consent, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing is supported by a legal basis for processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;
  • Right to lodge a complaint in accordance with Article 77 GDPR: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR, you have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

5.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

IF, IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE AFFECTED DATA. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESS YOUR DATA IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT OF OBJECTION, WE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE AFFECTED DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

6) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is calculated based on the respective legal storage period (such as storage periods under commercial and tax law). After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required to fulfil or initiate a contract and/or we no longer have any legitimate interest in further storage.