1. Controller, Basics, Purpose of the Data Processing

We store and process personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Controller within the meaning of the data protection laws and service provider in the sense of the Telemedia Act is:

GPC Europe GmbH

Albstraße 32

73240 Wendlingen

Telefon 07024/920120

Telefax 07024/920122


Legal basis for the processing of the personal data is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a, lit. b and lit. f GDPR as well as § 15 TMG.

If our website includes the possibility to input your personal or business data – e.g. if you order a newsletter or write to us via the contact form – certain input fields are marked as “mandatory”. With these fields, we collect only the data that is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the execution of the desired action. Of course, you can provide us with additional information.

Your personal data will only be processed for the fulfillment of the contract with you or the execution of the requested measures (e.g. answering a contact request) and for advertising purposes (please also refer to section 2). As soon as the personal data are no longer required to fulfill these purposes, they will be deleted. If statutory retention requirements exist, the data will be restricted until the expiration of the retention obligations and then deleted.

2.    Advertising measures; especially E-Mail Newsletters

You may object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes or withdraw your consent which you gave us in this respect at any time in each case with effect for the future in writing, by fax, by E-Mail or by telephone.

This applies in particular in regard to E-Mail newsletters, for example with information about our products and our services. We only send you E-Mail newsletters if you gave us therefore your consent or if we have legitimate interests (in particular for direct marketing purposes) pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event you do no longer wish to receive such information, you can unsubscribe from our E-Ma-Newsletter at any time with effect for the future either by pressing the link provided in each E-Mail-Newsletter or by contacting us via the provided contact details.

3.    Transfer of personal data to third parties

Your personal data will basically only be disclosed to those persons who are involved with the processing of your request, the processing of your order and the transmission of newsletters. A transfer of personal data to third parties can take place if it is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract with you, of you have expressly agreed to the transfer or if the transfer is permitted by data protection law. However, only the required data will be passed on.

4.    Rights of the data subject

Under certain circumstances you are entitled to request information about the personal data stored by us, to have incorrect data corrected, or to request the deletion or freezing of your data as well as the portability of your personal data. You may object to the use of your data at any time with effect for the future. There are, however, cases where we are not allowed to delete your data in its entirety as a result of legal retention periods. We would also like to draw your attention to the possibility to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority Baden-Württemberg (“Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg”).

5.        Cookies

We use cookies on various pages to enable you to browse the website and to use its functions, for example when accessing password protected areas. Without these cookies we may not be able to provide the specific services you have requested (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR).

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to identify your computer on your next visit (permanent cookies). Of course, you also have the option of browsing our website without cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies. By doing so, full transparency will be ensured on the use of cookies.

You can withdraw the consent you provided to us at any time or object to the data processing. The easiest way to do this is to prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all functions of our website in full.

6.    Logs

By visiting our site our server stores your personal data. These data include e.g. the type and version of your browser, the kind of your used operating system, the website you visited previously, date and time of the server request as well as the client’s file query (file name and URL). We use these data anonymously for statistical evaluations, whereby no assignment is made to the respective user.

Purpose of this data processing is to enable the availability and the correct presentation of our website on your device and to optimize our website. In that regard, we have legitimate interests. Legal basis for the processing of the personal data is Art. 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR as well as § 15 TMG.

7.       Usage of Google Maps

On this website we use Google Maps to visualize geographical information and to create journey descriptions. Google Maps is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Irland („Google“).

By using Google Maps, Google collects data about the use of the map functions by visitors of our website, including your IP-address. It cannot be excluded that collected data may be transfered to and stored on Google servers in a third-country, especially servers of the parent company of Google, Google LLC located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California,
USA. Google LLC is certified under the “EU US Privacy Shield” (can be found at under the search term “Google”). Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

If you are also logged into your Google Account, Google may add the processed information to your account and treat it as personally identifiable information, depending on your account settings; please also have a look at

You have the opportunity to deactivate the service of Google Maps to prevent the data transfer to Google by deactivating the JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you are not able use the map screen.

Enabling the visual representation constitutes legitimate interests within the meaning of the relevant legal basis of Art. 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Further information on terms of use of Google Maps and the data processing of Google can be found at the websites of Google, e.g. (“terms of use”) (“privacy policy”).