Data Privacy


gadiv GmbH (hereafter also referred to as “we”) takes the protection and security of the personal data of users of its website very seriously. We naturally comply with statutory regulations on data protection, treating both the personal and non-personal data of our users with the prescribed care. With this Privacy Policy, we inform you – in accordance with our statutory obligations – about the collection, processing and use of personal data both on and in connection with our website. Further, we explain to you how so-called usage data, which despite being not personally identifiable is still relevant, is collected and used.

I. Visiting our website

You can visit our website without entering or otherwise sending any personal data at all. During your visits to our Internet platform, we only collect and store personal data if you have actually disclosed it to us yourself (cf. Item II below).

When using our website, however, some data will always be collected - the so called usage data:

1. Log files
When you visit our webpages, our web servers do not store any data in so-called log files.

2. Cookies
Our website – like virtually all websites – sets so-called “session cookies”. Cookies are miniature files that are stored on your hard disc, specifically allocated to the browser you use, through which the party setting the cookie receives certain information. For instance, session cookies allow data to be retained that has been entered on a form and is subsequently needed again on other pages. After the respective session has ended, any such data that was generated during the session is removed; the session cookie is erased.

In the event that you want to stop cookies being used, your browser settings can be adjusted to prevent the acceptance and storage of new cookies. Browser settings can also be adjusted such that before any cookies are set, you will be asked whether you agree to this being done. Finally, any cookies already set can be erased at any time. If you want to find out how to do this with your particular browser, you can refer to the explanatory notes in the browser’s “help” section. Please remember that if you do not allow cookies or constantly erase them, you may find that you only have restricted use of our website.

3. Web analytics

3.1 Method and purpose
We use web analytics tools on our website to analyse data traffic. For instance, we learn from such web analytics tools which pages on our website are visited particularly frequently, at what times our website is used most, whether users find us with the help of search engines or more through hyperlinks installed on other websites, how many pages are called up on average, from which countries and places in the world users visit our website, and statistics on the browsers and operating systems that are most frequently used by our users.

The data containing such information is cumulatively optimized in statistical terms, not in relation to individual users. The statistical information thus obtained helps us to get a clearer understanding of how visitors use our website. We use it continuously to make technical and editorial improvements and to enhance the look-and-feel of our website and make it more convenient for users. The statistical information we get on the browsers and operating systems that are used also enables us to optimize our web design accordingly.

The tools that are used for web analytics are explained below. If you do not agree to your usage data being stored and used by the respective tool as described below, you can deactivate collection of the data by following the instructions given below, thus actively indicating that you object to the collection and use of data for web analytics purposes.

3.2 Tools used

3.2.1 Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) based in the USA. Google Analytics also uses cookies (see above for information on cookies). The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie is generally transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA, where it is stored. Since an IP-address anonymizer enabled by Google is activated on our website, your IP-address is first of all abbreviated by Google in countries inside the European Union (EU) or belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA); only in exceptional cases is the full IP-address transferred straight to a server used by Google in the USA and subsequently abbreviated there.

Under instructions from gadiv GmbH, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on activities on the website, and to provide the website operator with further services relating to use of the platform and internet usage. The IP-address transferred by your browser when Google Analytics is used is not linked up to any other data held by Google.

Further information on Google Inc. and Google Analytics can be found at:

3.3 Excluding web analytics; your right to object
You have the right to object to your usage data being collected for web analytics purposes. To this end, you can prevent the data that is generated by the cookies and relates to your usage of the website (including your IP-address) from being collected and processed by taking the following steps:

3.3.1 Google Analytics
Download and install the browser add-on provided at the following link:

3.4 Maintaining opt-out status
The web analytics tools remain deactivated as long as the add-on is not deactivated or deleted, or as long as the opt-out cookie is not removed. Do not therefore erase the add-on or the cookie as long as you do not wish either form of web analytics to be done. The add-on and the opt-out cookie are set for each individual browser or device; so if you visit our website with different browsers or on different devices, you will have to install the add-on and/or set the opt-out cookie separately for each one.

II. Personal Data

1. Collection of personal data
We only process personal data that you actively provide to us, for example if you want to subscribe to our newsletter or request information or software licenses from us.

2. Use of personal data

2.1 Basic principle
We only use the data to meet your own requests (for example the email address to send you the newsletter).

2.2 Direct advertising in accordance with Law Against Unfair Competition § 7 (3)
The email address you have given us for having the newsletter sent or for obtaining other information and services may be used by gadiv GmbH for direct advertising for similar goods and services within its own range of products. However, if you do not want to receive any (more) direct advertising, you can object to your email address being used for this purpose at any time, without incurring any more than the transmission costs under the basic tariff. Simply write to us or send us an email at

III. Right to receive information, right to have data corrected and deleted

We will inform you at any time on request whether we have stored any of your personal data, and if so which data relating to your person we have stored. You can also at any time ask us to correct, block or delete your personal data; to do this, simply contact us at the following address: The only data which may not be deleted is data that we need for handling outstanding assignments or for asserting our rights and making claims, and data which we are obliged to retain by law; such data will then be blocked.

IV. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to websites operated by other providers who are not in any way connected with ourselves (“third parties”). If you click on these links, we no longer have any influence over the data that is collected by the third party or the way it is used. Closer information about the collection and use of data in such cases can be obtained by referring to the respective provider’s privacy policy. Since the collection and processing of data by third parties is naturally beyond our control, we will not assume any responsibility for it.

March 2014


In case of questions or comments concerning data protection at gadiv please write to:

gadiv GmbH
Data Privacy
Bövingen 148
53804 Much
t +49 2245 9160 0


gadiv GmbH
Data Privacy
Bövingen 148
53804 Much