Data protection

Information on data protection

This data privacy statement relates to the processing of your personal data at PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH. In order to make this data privacy statement easier to read, the term “PlanET” is used below.

Responsible for processing and contact person for questions

PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH

Schildarpstraße 75
48712 Gescher

Fon: +49 (0) 2542 86 95 60
Fax: +49 (0) 2542 86 95 68 88

Contact details of the data protection officer:

Types of personal data that we process

 Depending on the customer relationship, PlanET processes the following categories of your personal data:

  • Contact details (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number)
  • Contract data in the context of the customer card program (customer number, sales, score)
  • Payment and billing data (e.g. bank details)

Purposes and legal basis of processing

The personal data concerning you are processed for the following purposes and on the basis of the following legal bases:

  • Fulfillment of the customer relationship (art. 6 para. 1b GDPR)
  • Data processing from our legitimate interest (art. 6 para. 1f GDPR)
  • Data processing based on your consent (art. 6 para. 1a GDPR)

Processing based on legitimate interests includes the use and analysis of your personal data for:

  • Product information and services
  • Measures to improve and develop services and products in order to be able to offer you an

individual approach with suitable offers and products

  • Conduct market and opinion research
  • Creation of transparency and quality of our products, services and communication

In addition, we process to fulfill legal obligations (e.g. due to commercial or tax regulations) on the basis of art. 6 para. 1c GDPR.

Origin of your personal data

We collect your personal data directly from you, e.g. in the contact form or with direct inquiries to us.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties (recipients)

Your personal data will be disclosed or transmitted in the context of the aforementioned purposes. For example, recipients of personal data may be:

  • Service and cooperation partners
  • Printing and shipping service providers
  • Data destruction service providers
  • Consultants and consulting companies
  • Sales partners

If data is passed on, this usually takes place as part of order processing. Our service providers are contractually obliged to ensure safe, confidential and correct processing.

The processing of personal data takes place primarily in the area of the European Union (EU) insofar as we operate in these countries. Data is only transmitted outside the EU (in third countries) or to international organizations if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met.

Storage time of data

Personal data is stored for the stated purposes for the duration that is necessary to fulfill the purposes and if there are no other legal storage obligations (Commercial Code, Tax Levy Regulations) or legal reasons for the storage. This means that we delete your personal data after the statutory retention requirements have expired, usually 10 years after the end of the contract.

Your rights in relation to the processing of your personal data

In particular, you have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

  • Right to information about your stored personal data (art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to correction if the stored data concerning you contains errors, are outdated or incorrect (art. 16 GDPR),
  • Right to deletion if the storage is inadmissible, the purpose of the processing is fulfilled and the storage is therefore no longer necessary or you have revoked your consent to the processing of certain personal data (art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in art. 18 para. 1 lit. a to d GDPR are met (art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to transfer the personal data you provide (art. 20 GDPR),
  • Right to revoke a given consent, whereby the revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing previously carried out on the basis of the consent (art. 7 (3) GDPR) and
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (art. 77 GDPR).

Supervisory authority:

Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen,

Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, FON 0211 384 24-0, FAX 0211 38424-10


Right to object

You can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of direct advertising and / or market research at any time without giving reasons.

After receipt of the objection, we will no longer process the personal data for the purposes of direct advertising and / or market research and will delete the data if processing is not required for other purposes (e.g. to fulfill the contract).

You can also object to other processing operations that we base on a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 para.1lit.f GDPR at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation, without stating these reasons. In the event of a justified objection, we will no longer process the personal data for the purposes in question and delete the data, unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Please direct your objection to the address given at the beginning.

Data protection information for further use

The information presented also applies to the following special uses, unless otherwise agreed.

Server log files and website provision
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.

The following data is collected:

  • Information about the browser type and the version used
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s Internet service provider
  • The user’s IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website
  • Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and system log files is art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

System log files are saved to ensure the functionality of our website. We also use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. The data is not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. When storing the data in system log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client.

You can apply for our vacancies online on this website. In the course of the application, in addition to your contact details, we also process your submitted CV and qualification data as well as photos. The data will only be used for the application process and will be deleted after six months. Only core data for comparing previous applications will be deleted after 24 months.

The legal basis for processing the application data is – if the user has given his consent – art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for processing the hull data is our own legitimate interest in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. f  GDPR.

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process, which can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if applicants send the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If there is an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be processed for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions saved. If the data controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted three months after the announcement of the rejection decision, provided that there are no other legitimate interests of the data controller contrary to deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Name and contact details (of the person responsible)

PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH
Schildarpstraße 75,
48712 Gescher
Fon: +49 (0) 2542 86 95 60

Contact details of the data protection officer (postal address see above)

Purposes and legal basis of data processing

  • Application management or acceptance of online applications with consent or on the initiative

  of the applicant recipient of the data

  • Internal departments transfer to third countries
  • No transmission to third countries
  • Data retention period
  • For electronic applications up to 3 months after decision, then deletion
  • With the consent of the applicants 2 years for later resubmission

Right to information, rectification, erasure, limiting of processing

Applicants have the right to information, rectification and erasure or limiting of processing of the personal data stored by us. Erasure takes place if there are no retention requirements. As long as the retention requirements exist, processing can be limited.

Right to object, data portability and withdrawal of consent

Applicants have the right to object to processing and the right to data portability. If processing is based on consent, as in the case of storing applicant data, this consent can be withdrawn at any time with future effect.

Right of appeal at the supervisory authority

Applicants have the right to appeal at the supervisory authority responsible for them. The contact data of the supervisory authority responsible for us are:

Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen

Postfach 20 04 44; 40102 Dusseldorf; FON: 0211 / 38424-0;

Necessity of data provision

In the case of applications, the data for the decision to establish an employment relationship is usually made on the initiative of the applicant and thus with consent. Incomplete applications can delay the process or make it completely impossible.

A “cookie” is a small data file that is transferred from a website to your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies when you surf our site, buy something, request information or personalize it or register for certain services. If you accept the cookies on our site, we have no access to your personal information, but we can use the cookies to identify your computer. Cookies are generally divided into “session-related” and “permanent” cookies.

“Session-related” cookies do not remain on your computer when you leave our website or close your browser. With the help of the information gathered, we can analyse usage patterns and structures of our website. In this way, we can optimize our website by improving the content or personalization and simplify the use.

“Permanent” cookies are cookies that remain on your computer. They are used to simplify shopping, personalization and registration services.

Cookies can, for example, keep track of what you have selected to buy while you continue shopping. In addition, you only have to enter your password once on websites that require registration. “Permanent” cookies can be removed manually by the user. Most browsers accept cookies by default. However, you can normally reject cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the browser settings accordingly. If you deactivate cookies, certain features on our site may not be available to you and some websites may not be displayed correctly.

We use the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This allows the behavior of a user to be tracked after being forwarded to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. This should make it possible to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and can help to optimize future advertising measures. The data we collect is basically anonymous for us, so it does not provide us with any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook data usage guideline ( A cookie can also be stored on your computer for this purpose. If you do not want Facebook to assign the information collected directly to your Facebook user account, you can deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” here: To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

Current information on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be found here:

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area in advance.

The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and internet usage. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Section 15 (3) TMG and article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months. Data whose retention period has expired is automatically deleted once a month.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. ( / gaoptout? hl = de).

Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Google Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must perform the opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Deactivate Google Analytics. Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at or at On this website we have added the “anonymizeIp ()” function to the Google Analytics code. The collection of IP addresses is thus anonymized.

There is a contact form on our website which you can use to contact us electronically. The data entered in the input mask as well as the date and time of registration and your IP address are saved. Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data. Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, your personal data transmitted with the email will be saved. The processing of personal data from the input mask or the email serves us alone to process the establishment of contact or the conversation with you. This is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other processed personal data serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

We offer you the option of ordering our newsletter on our website. If you have given us separate consent for us to inform you by email about the company’s own products and services, we will process it accordingly on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. By subscribing to the newsletter, you consent to us measuring your click and opening behavior in order to enable you to receive the best possible offer for our newsletter dispatch. If we process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out to date. If the consent is withdrawn, we will provide the appropriate data processing.

If you no longer wish to receive a newsletter in the future, you can simply unsubscribe at any time, e.g. by e-mail to our email address stored in the imprint or via the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you will find in every newsletter e-mail. Your data for the newsletter dispatch will be deleted within 3 months after the receipt of the newsletter, provided that the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements.

We maintain online presences within the social networks Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram. The aim of these presences is to communicate with the users active there and to be able to inform them about our products and services. When calling up our profiles in the social networks, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply. Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, users’ data will be processed, provided that they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. data users write articles on our online presence or send us messages. The sending of personal data on these platforms is always voluntary. The personal data in the communications that we can view or make public be deleted by the user at any time.

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  • Google privacy policy

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If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the above contact details.

Data protection information according to article 13 GDPR from 30 January 2019