blue inspection body GmbH
Managing Partner: Gert Heimann, LL.M., EMBA
Register Court: Amtsgericht Münster
Register Number: HRB 11228
VAT-ID No.: DE 257222559
Person responsible for the content of this website: Gert Heimann (for address see above)
If you visit our website, a variety of personal data is collected. Personal data is data that allows you to be identified.
We only gather, store and use your personal data in order to provide features on our website and only ever to the extent required to do so.No data is processed outside of the European Union.
1. Types of data and affected persons
a. Types of processed data:
- Metadata / communication data (such as IP addresses)
- User-related data (such as names and addresses)
- Contact data (such as email addresses)
- Content data (such as text input)
b. Categories of affected persons
- Visitors to our website
2. Legal basis of data gathering
a. Visiting the website without entering any data
A number of different forms of data are gathered automatically when you visit the website. This mainly comprises technical data (e.g. browser type, type of operating system and time of site visit). This data is gathered automatically as soon as you enter our website and is required to establish a connection between you and our website. This gathering of data takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
b. Use of the contact form
Your data is also collected when you use our contact and/or order forms. This takes place on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) or, with regard to mandatory information, for the purposes of establishing contact prior to entering into a contract or providing the desired information (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR). In respect of the fact that our products and services are solely aimed at commercial entities, the company name is also gathered on the basis of our legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
After you use the contact and/or order forms, we only gather, process and use the personal data you have entered on the form to the extent required to substantiate, structure or amend our contract with you (user-related data). We only gather, process and use personal data relating to the use of our website (usage data) to the extent necessary to allow you to use our services. User-related and usage data is used for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR).
Data that users can enter in the contact form or elsewhere on a voluntary basis is labelled as such. This data is gathered on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR).
c. Transfer to third parties
We always request your permission before transferring data to third parties (companies) (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR).
3. Data retention
We only retain your data for the necessary period of time or rather in accordance with legal requirements (Articles 17 and 18 GDPR).
4. Access to personal data
You have the right to receive information regarding the origin, recipients and purpose of the personal data stored in relation to you at any time free of charge (Article 13 (2) (b) GDPR).
You also have the right to request that data be corrected, blocked or erased (Article 13 (2) (b) GDPR). You may also revoke your consent to the gathering of data subject to your consent at any time (Article 13 (2) (b) GDPR).
You can contact us at any time via our contact form. Please use the reference "data protection" if you have questions concerning our data protection policy. In addition, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the responsible regulatory authority (Article 13 (2) (d) GDPR).
5. Data portability
You have the right to access the data that we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in the performance of a contract or have it transferred to a third party in a common machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this only takes place to the extent that is technically possible (Article 20 GDPR).
6. Cooperation with processors and third parties
If we disclose, transfer or otherwise grant access to data to other persons and/or companies, such as data processors or third parties, this only takes place
- to the extent permitted by law
- with your consent
- if we are required to do so by law or
- on the basis of our legitimate interests.
If we assign third parties with the task of processing data on the basis of a processor contract, data is transferred on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.
7. Protecting data from website visitors
We use safeguards such as the HTTPS protocol to protect your personal data. We regularly review our systems to identify any potential vulnerabilities. In spite of this, we are not able to guarantee that data will not be accessed, disclosed, amended or destroyed as a result of our security systems being breached.
1. Visiting our website without entering any data
Our IT systems automatically gather a number of different forms of data when you visit the website. This mainly comprises technical data (e.g. browser type, type of operating system and time of site visit). This data is gathered automatically as soon as you visit our website. Some of this data is gathered to enable the website to function without issue. Other data may be used to analyse your browsing activity. We do not combine this data with your personal data. This technical data remains anonymous.
2. Data when using the contact form
We offer visitors to our website who wish to contact us the opportunity to use the contact form. The form requires the disclosure of personal data such as the user’s full name, email address, telephone number or also the company name. This data is not published and only serves the purpose of communication between you and our company or the sending of the requested information.
Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted once you leave the website. However, we do not attribute these cookies to your personal data. Other cookies remain on your computer or mobile device until you delete your cookies. This allows us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website.
You can change the settings in your browser so that you
- are notified when cookies are stored on your computer and
- only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis,
- only accept cookies in certain cases, generally forbid the storage of cookies
- or automatically delete cookies when you close your browser.
You can find instructions on how to do so here:
You can also click here to deactivate Google Analytics for this website.
4. Google Web Fonts
This website uses Google Web Fonts, a service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). External fonts provided by Google Fonts are used on the website. The use of Google Web Fonts involves the use of an external Google server located in the USA when accessing this website; in other words, Google is theoretically notified about the use of this website. Further information on data protection at Google is available here: https://fonts.google.com/about