Data Protection Statement

The protection of your data is very important to us. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you of which personal data we process in our company and for what purpose.

Name and contact details of the Controller:

"GEOFELT" Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Rainerstr. 14
4020 Linz

Legal form: GmbH [Austrian limited liability company]
Management: Günter Göhring, Franz Schneider
Business Register Number: FN: 84448p
Business Register Court: Linz


1. Personal data

This data protection statement regulates the collection and processing of personal data. Personal data means all information about persons or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. The objects of the company's business are trade in goods of all kinds, in particular in geosynthetic products.  For the purpose of rendering our services in compliance with the contract we use data provided by you. Generally, this data includes the following personal data:

-         name
-         address
-         email address
-         VAT ID number
-         phone number


2. Retention of data

We will store your data during the time an order is processed and for the statutory retention period and/or for as long as is necessary to defend any liability claims that may arise.


3. Data security

Your personal data is protected through appropriate technical and organisational measures. Those measures include but are not limited to protection against unauthorised, unlawful or accidental access, processing, loss, use and/or manipulation of your data. Irrespective of our efforts to maintain reasonably high standards of due diligence at all times it cannot be excluded that information which you have provided to us via the internet will be inspected and used by other persons. We, therefore, assume no liability whatsoever for disclosure of information due to errors in data transfers that were not caused by us and/or unauthorised access by third parties (e.g. through a hacker attack on an email account or (mobile) phone, interception of fax messages).


4. Legal bases for processing

The legal basis for processing your personal data arises from a contract (order), your visit to our trade fair stand, during which you give us your personal data so that we may contact you, your visit to our website via the contact form and/or otherwise is in our legitimate interest as defined in the GDPR, which consists in achieving the purposes stated above.


5. Our website

In principle, you may visit our website without providing any personal data.

5.1 Web analysis

Our website uses features of Matomo, an open source web analysis software programme which runs on a webserver of our host, Eurofit IT GmbH. It uses cookies which allow an analysis of how users use the website. Information created in this way will be transmitted to the host’s server and stored there.

You may prevent this by adjusting your browser settings in such a way that no cookies will be stored or by setting an opt-out cookie.

You have the possibility to prevent actions undertaken here by you from being analysed and linked. This will protect your privacy but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving operability for you and other users.

Your IP address will be recorded and pseudonymised immediately by deleting the last 8 bits. Thus, the address can be localised only roughly.

Data will be processed on the basis of the statutory provisions of Section 96 (3) of the Austrian Telecommunications Act [TKG] and Art. 6 (1) (a) (consent) and/or (f) (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.

The purpose of data processing and our legitimate interest for the purposes of the GDPR is to enhance our offer and our internet presence. As the privacy of our users is important to us, user data will be pseudonymised.

User data will be stored for a period of 180 days.

5.2 Server log files

In order to optimise our website in terms of system performance, user-friendliness and provision of useful information about our services, the website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically trasmits to us. That is your IP address, browser and language settings, operating system, referrer URL, your internet service provider and the date and time. This data will not be combined with personal data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

5.3. Links to Facebook

This website links to our page on Facebook. By clicking on that link you will leave this website and establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers.

For the purposes of the GDPR and other provisions under data protection law the joint controllers for operating this Facebook page are:

Facebook Ireland Limited
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2


"GEOFELT" Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Rainerstr. 14
4020 Linz
Legal form: GmbH [Austrian limited liability company]
Management: Günter Göhring, Franz Schneider
Business Register Number: FN: 84448p
Business Register Court: Linz

For the agreement on joint controllership as defined in Art. 26 GDPR see the following link:

The agreement has been made available by Facebook in this form and we as users of the fan page accept it by using Facebook.

We operate our website and our Facebook page to create awareness of our products and companies and thus enhance their publicity. For more information about us and our activities, companies, etc. please see our website at

As the operator of the Facebook page we have no interest in collecting and further processing specific personal data about you for analysis or marketing purposes.

Operation of the Facebook page including processing of personal data of users is done on the basis of our legitimate interests in a modern and supporting information and interaction opportunity for and with our users and visitors pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

We would like to point out that you use the Facebook page and its features on your own responsibility. In particular this applies to the use of the interactive features (e.g. comments, sharing, rating, etc.). When visiting our Facebook page Facebook records, among other things, your IP address and other information. According to its own statement, this information is processed by Facebook for the following purposes: advertising (analysis, creating personalised advertising), creating user profiles and market research. Facebook uses cookies, i.e. small text files, which are stored on the various terminal devices of the users, for storing and further processing of such information. If a user has a Facebook profile and is logged into it, such storage and analysis is done across multiple devices. This information is used to provide us as the operator of the Facebook page with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. Facebook has made more detailed information available via the following link:

We can retrieve statistical data of different categories via the so-called "Insights" of the Facebook page. These statistics are created and made available by Facebook. We as the operator of the page have no influence on creation and presentation thereof. We cannot deactivate this feature or prevent creation or processing of the data. Facebook makes the following data available to us with regard to our Facebook page for a selectable period of time and for the relevant categories of fans, subscribers, persons reached and persons interacting with the page:

total number of page retrievals, likes, page activities, interactions with contributions, reach, video views, contribution reach, comments, shared contents, replies, percentage of men and women, origin in terms of country and city, language, retrievals and clicks in the shop, clicks in the route planner, clicks on phone numbers. In addition data regarding Facebook groups which are linked to our Facebook page is provided in this way. Due to the continuous development of Facebook the availability and preparation of data may change, which is why we make reference to Facebook's Data Policy, as already mentioned above (

The data on you which is collected in this connection is processed by Facebook Ireland Limited and may be transmitted to countries outside of the European Union, such as, e.g. the USA. In its Data Policy Facebook provides a general description of which information Facebook receives and how it is used. There you may also find information regarding Facebook's contact details and settings options for advertisements. The Data Policy may be retrieved via the following link:

Please contact Facebook directly if you have any questions about your rights. You have a right to free information about the data stored by Facebook regarding you, as well as a right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of data, where applicable In addition, you have the right to data portability. Moreover, you have the right to object to processing of your data as defined in Art. 21 of the GDPR. Finally you also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data by Facebook with the Irish Data Protection Commission or the local regulatory data protection authority. If requests for information are sent to us as the operator of the page, we are obliged under the supplementary agreement with Facebook to forward such requests to Facebook within seven (7) days, irrespective of whether they have been received from private persons or authorities. This can also be seen from the above-stated Controller Addendum (


6. Transfer of your personal data to third parties

Your data will only be transferred to third parties to the extent that this is legally permissible and/or necessary for performance of the contract or is done based on your prior consent. Some of the recipients of your personal data may be located or may process your personal data outside your country in specific cases. We transmit your personal data only to countries which have in place an adequate level of data protection (as defined in the decision of the European Commission) or we conclude standard contractual clauses to warrant that all recipients have an adequate level of data protection.


7. Your rights

As a matter of principle, you have a right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability as well as to withdraw your consent and to object. If you are of the opinion that processing of your data violates data protection law or that your rights under data protection law have been infringed upon in any other way, you may lodge a complaint with the data protection authority. In Austria this is the Data Protection Authority [Datenschutzbehörde]. 


8. Contact details

You may contact us at:

"GEOFELT" Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Rainerstr. 14
4020 Linz

Phone: +43 732/609860-0
Fax: +43 7326098608