Privacy policy

Privacy policy

We are glad about your visit on our website and your interest in our project. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. Personal data are individual details of personal or factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as the civil name, the address, the telephone number and the date of birth. Since these data have special protection, they are only collected to the technically required extent. Below we present what information we collect during your visit on our website and how this information is used. Our data protection practices are in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

We will collect, process and store your personal data exclusively for the processing of inquiries and, if applicable, the processing of orders / contracts. Only if you have previously given your consent separately your data also will be used for further purposes which are specifically defined in the consent, e.g. for information about offers via newsletter, etc ..


1. Responsible Body in the meaning of § 13 para. 1 TMG / § 3 para. 7 BDSG

The responsible authority in the meaning of data protection law is:

GS1 Germany GmbH
Maarweg 133

50825 Cologne
Fax: +49 221 94714-990


2. Data collection when visiting our website without registration

You can visit our website without giving any personal data. Pseudonymized usage data are not merged with the data of the bearer of the pseudonym. A pseudonyms of usage profiles are not created.


a) Server-Log-Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. 

These are:

  • Browser type und browser version

  • Operating system

  • Referrer URL

  • Hostname of the accessing computer

  • Time of server request

These data can not be attributed to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to review these data at a later date, if concrete indications of unlawful use become known to us.

b) Cookies

We use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves. Most of the cookies we use are so called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit. You can set your browser to inform you about setting cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.


3. Data collection when visiting our website with registration

Our site provides you with various functions which are used to collect, process and store personal data.  In the following, we explain what happens with these data: 

  • Login area

On our website you have the possibility to use a separate login area. If you have forgotten your password or your user name for this area, you may have to re-send this data after entering your contact details (e-mail address). The usage data arising within the scope of the use of the login area are collected, stored and processed only by us for the purposes of abuse control and fault rectification or for maintaining the functionality. The use for other purposes or a data transfer to third parties is not. The data collected as part of the 'user name or password forgotten' function is only used for the renewed transmission of forgotten access data.

  • Newsletter

The data contained in the registration form of our newsletter are used by us exclusively for the sending of our newsletter, in which we inform about all our services. The newsletter can be canceled at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link. Your data will be deleted by us within six months after the registration. In the same way, your data will be deleted by us within six months in the event of an unsuccessful application.

  • Contact forms

The data collected via our contact forms will only be used for the processing of inquiries received through the contact forms. After processing the request, the collected data will be immediately deleted if there are no statutory retention periods.


4. Statistical evaluation of visits to this website

We collect, process and store the following data when accessing this website or individual files on the website: IP address, website from which the file was retrieved, name of the file, date and time of the retrieval, transmitted data volume and message of the success of the retrieval (so-called web log). We use these access data exclusively in non-personalized form for the continuous improvement of our internet offer and for statistical purposes. In addition, we use the following plugins and active scripts to evaluate the visits of this website:


  • Google-Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter Google). Google Analytics uses a variety of techniques, including so-called 'cookies', which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of this website by the visitors. The information obtained by Google Analytics regarding your use of this website is transmitted to Google servers, which may be operated in countries outside the member states of the European Union and, where applicable, outside countries of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. By activating the IP anonymization within the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address will be anonymised by Google before transmission. This site uses a Google Analytics tracking code that is defined by the operator gat._anonymizeIp (); In order to allow only an anonymous detection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your visit to this website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent Google cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent the Google's cookie-generated data (including your IP address) related to your use of the Website, as well as the processing of such data by Google, under the following link ( download and install the available browser plugin. Google Analytics security and privacy policies are available at


  • Piwik

This website uses the open source web analytics service Piwik. Piwik uses so-called "cookies". These are text files, which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of this website by the visitors. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised prior to storage. The information on the use of the website, which is generated by the cookie, will not be passed on to third parties. By setting your browser software accordingly, you can prevent the cookies being stored; However, we would point out to you that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser which prevents the saving of user data by Piwik. If you delete your cookies, this also means that the Piwik Opt-Out cookie is also deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.


5. Data security and data protection, communication via e-mail

Your personal data are protected by technical and organizational measures in the collection, storage and processing, so that they are not accessible to third parties. When communicating via e-mail, the complete data security can not be guaranteed by us, so we recommend you to use the postal service for information with high secrecy requirements.

For data protection, our data protection officer is at your disposal: Tamim Ghazi E-Mail:

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to free information about your stored data as well as a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. Your data will be deleted if non-legal regulations are not applicable. You may revoke our permission to use your personal information at any time. Information, deletion and rectification requests concerning your data and gladly also suggestions can send you at any time to the following address: GS1 Germany GmbH Maarweg 133 50825 Cologne E-Mail: info@gs1-germany.deFax: +49 221 94714-990