General information

Your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 1 DSGVO (e.g. IP address, name, e-mail address) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law and taking into account the European Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO). The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.

The processing of personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 2 DSGVO is legal pursuant to Art. 6 DSGVO if one of the following conditions applies:

(a) the data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him/her for one or more specific purposes;

(b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject;

(c) processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;

(d) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;

(e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;

(f) processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child.

The processing of special personal data (e.g. health data) within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO is legal, in particular pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 DSGVO, if one of the following conditions applies:

there is an explicit consent of the person;

the processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or in the case of acts of the courts in the course of their judicial activity.

There is no automatic decision making or profiling with regard to personal data within the meaning of Art. 22 DSGVO.

The operator shall ensure the security of the data pursuant to Art. 32 DSGVO by appropriate technical measures, taking into account the principle of proportionality.

In the unlikely event of a breach of data protection, the competent supervisory authority will be notified in accordance with Art. 33 DSGVO and the person concerned in accordance with Art. 34 DSGVO.

scope of application

This privacy policy only applies to our websites. If you are redirected to other sites via links on our pages, please inform yourself there about the respective handling of your data.

Duration of data storage

The duration of the storage of the data transferred by them depends on the legal storage obligations. Insofar as retention periods under commercial and tax law have to be observed, the duration of the storage of certain data can be up to 10 years.

Disclosure of data to third parties

A passing on of data transmitted in the context of establishing contact to third parties (Art. 4 No. 10 DSGVO) only takes place if:

a) you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,
b) the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
c) in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
d) this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO

Responsible according to DSGVO

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO), as well as other data protection laws in force in the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature:

GazCologne Trading-Service GmbH

Rommersdorfer Straße 90

53604 Bad Honnef

Phone: +49 (0) 2224 978-128

Fax: +49 (0) 2224 978-130

E-Mail: info (at) gazcologne (dot) de

Storage of access data in log files

You can visit our website without providing any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of retrieval, transferred data volume and the requesting provider. These data are evaluated exclusively to ensure trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our offer and do not allow us to draw any conclusions about your person. The purpose of the processing results from our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f) DSGVO.

A contract for order processing was signed with our hoster GmbH & Co. KG, Holtorfer Straße 35, 53229 Bonn, Germany.


We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do no damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. However, this does not mean that we immediately become aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you return to our site that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no

Cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

contact form

When using the contact form offered on these pages, the information you have entered and the attached files are transferred and saved for the purpose of responding to your request. Data will not be passed on to third parties.

Registration / Login

Registration is required to use some functions. The login data is stored encrypted on the server. A passing on to third parties does not take place, as far as this is not necessary for the execution of the contractual relationship. The data can be changed or deleted by you at any time. Once the data has been deleted, the service can no longer be offered to you, unless you register again.

In addition to the data entered by you, the IP address, as well as date and time information of the login are also stored. The storage of IP data serves the prevention of misuse and the investigation of criminal offences.

Share Button – Function

When using the share buttons to share content via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, an external page is called up. We do not collect any data from you when using these functions. No data is transmitted to the social networks if you visit one of our pages on which such a share button is entered.

To be able to share content, you must register with the respective provider. When calling up the respective platform via the button, the respective platform itself is responsible for the data protection regulations. Please read them through. As a rule, these can be viewed under „Data protection“ or similar on the respective page of the provider.

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Google Web Fonts

This website uses external fonts, Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. „(„Google“). These web fonts are integrated by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transfers to the server which of our Internet pages you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the visitor’s terminal device is also stored by Google.

Further information can be found in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here:

Google Maps

This website uses the „Google Maps API“ of the company Google Inc. for the visual representation of map material. (Google). When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites. You can find the terms of use for Google Maps under Terms of use for Google Maps. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit:


Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how user data is handled, please see YouTube’s privacy policy at


When users send comments or other contributions, their IP addresses are stored. This takes place for the security of the provider, if someone writes illegal contents (among other things insults, pornographic or protected material) in comments and contributions. In this case, the provider himself can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.


During the application process, personal data such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address are stored in the applicant database. Furthermore, application documents (letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, etc.) are recorded and stored. Your data will only be evaluated, processed or forwarded internally as part of the application process. Furthermore, applicant data can only be viewed by the staff members and the persons responsible for the selection. The data will not be passed on to third parties in any way.

If the application is successful, the application data is transferred to the personnel file. The remaining applicant data will be stored for a maximum of 3 months after the end of the application procedure.

You have the possibility to revoke your consent at any time and to have the applicant data deleted. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail.

Security of your data / SSL-encryption

In accordance with the legal regulation according to § 13 Abs. 7 TMG this site uses SSL-encryption, recognizable by a lock symbol in the address bar of your browser. Transmitted data cannot be read by third parties if SSL encryption is activated.

Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures (TOM) to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Rights of the user

You can request information about your personal data stored at any time and free of charge. Your rights also include the confirmation, correction, limitation, blocking and deletion of such data and the provision of a copy of the data in a form suitable for transmission, as well as the revocation of any consent given and the objection. Legal storage obligations remain unaffected by this.

Their rights result in particular from the following standards of the DSGVO:

Article 7 para. 3 – Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Article 12 – Transparent information, communication and procedures for exercising the data subject’s rights

Article 13 – Duty to inform when collecting personal data from the data subject

Article 14 – Duty to provide information if the personal data have not been collected from the data subject

Article 15 – Right of the data subject to obtain information, right of confirmation and provision of a copy of personal data

Article 16 – Right to correction

Article 17 – Right to cancellation („Right to oblivion“)

Article 18 – Right to limitation of processing

Article 19 – Duty to inform in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction on processing

Article 20 – Right to data transferability

Article 21 – Right of appeal

Article 22 – Right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling

Article 77 – Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

To exercise your rights (with the exception of Art. 77 DSGVO), please contact the office named under the item „Responsible person within the meaning of the DSGVO“ (e.g. by e-mail).

Competent supervisory authority:

The data protection officers of the federal state in which the responsible office (see above) has its headquarters (North Rhine-Westphalia) are responsible. The current contact details can be found here:

Out-of-court settlement of disputes

The EU’s out-of-court online dispute resolution platform can be found here:

We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration body.