Privacy Policy

Legal notes


This privacy policy sets out the principles we at GCI Germany apply when handling your data. It is founded on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Policy concerns the collection, processing and usage of personal as well as non-personal data. “Personal data” are individual items of personal or factual information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. “Non-personal data” are items of information that cannot be correlated with an identified or identifiable person, e.g. data on general usage of a website.

Name and address of the controller

The competent controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in member states of the European Union, and other provisions relating to data protection is:

GCI Germany
Unternehmensberatung für Kommunikation GmbH
Völklinger Strasse 33
40221 Düsseldorf

Data protection officer

GCI Germany is represented on the subject of data protection by WPP Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Mr Hannes Oenning (Mail:, Darmstädter Landstrasse 112, D-60598 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Access data

Essentially, it is possible to use this website without revealing any personal data. Each time you access a page on our website or download a file from it, the details of the procedure are stored in a logfile. The logfile records the site from which the file was requested, the name of the file, the date and time of day of the request, the volume of data transmitted, the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.), and a description of the operating system and browser used. The data stored does not allow conclusions about your identity to be drawn and is evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes.


This website uses cookies – small text files that are stored on your device and then accessed by your browser. Cookies enhance the user-friendliness and safety of the website.

Popular web browsers allow you to block the setting of cookies. Please note: if you decide to block cookies in your browser, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all the functions of our website.

Handling personal data

We collect, use, and forward your personal data only where this is permitted by law and once you have given us permission to do so.

Handling contact details

If you decide to contact us via the options provided on the website, we will store your details so that we can refer to them when processing and responding to your inquiry. We do not pass this data on to third parties.

If you do not wish to receive any publications or information from us, please send an e-mail to the following address: with the subject “Please do not send me any further information”. Your e-mail address will then be removed from our mailing list immediately.

Social media plugins

This website uses Facebook social plugins operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). Plugins are recognizable by the Facebook logo or by the “Like” and “Share” buttons in the Facebook colors of blue and white. Information on all Facebook plugins is available from the following link:

The plugin establishes a direct link between your browser and Facebook’s servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data transferred by the plugin to the servers of Facebook Inc. You will find all the relevant information here:

The plugin tells Facebook Inc. that you have used this website. Your IP address may be stored in the process. If you visit this website while logged into Facebook, the above-mentioned data will be linked to your account.

Likewise, when you use the functions of the plugin, e.g. by “sharing” or “liking” an article, the corresponding information will also be sent to Facebook Inc.

If you want to prevent Facebook Inc. from linking this data to your Facebook account, make sure that you log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

The website also uses the “+1” button provided by Google Plus. This function is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you visit a website containing the “+1” button, a direct link will be established between your browser and Google’s servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data transferred by the plugin to the servers at Google Inc. If you click on the “+1” button while you are logged in to Google +, you will share the contents of the page on your public profile.

According to Google Inc., personal data is not collected until you click on the button. Among other items of information, the IP addresses of logged-in Google users are also stored. If you want to prevent Google Inc. from linking this data to your account, make sure that you log out of the service before visiting the website.

You will find information on the “+1” button at:

This website also uses Twitter buttons operated by Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). If you visit a website containing one of these buttons, a direct link will be established between your browser and the Twitter servers. The website operator, therefore, has no influence whatsoever on the nature and scope of the data transferred by the plugin to the servers of Twitter Inc.

According to Twitter Inc., however, only your IP address is captured and stored.

You will find more information on how Twitter Inc. handles your data here:

Plugins of the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “LinkedIn”) are integrated in our website. The LinkedIn plugins are recognizable by the LinkedIn logo or the “Share” button on this website (hereinafter referred to collectively as “LinkedIn plugins”). When you visit our website, the LinkedIn plugins establish a direct link between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is thus informed that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Share” button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you will share the contents of the Internet page on your LinkedIn profile. This allows LinkedIn to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, the website operators, do not receive details of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s privacy policy provides details on data collection (purpose, scope, further processing, usage), including your rights and options for adjusting settings. The relevant link is

User rights: access, rectification and erasure

As a user, you are entitled to request information free of charge about the personal data stored under your name. Provided that your request does not conflict with statutory obligations on data retention, you are entitled to request that any inaccurate data held about you is rectified and your personal data blocked or erased.

Privacy during the recruitment process

We collect and process the personal data of job applicants in order to facilitate the recruitment process. Processing may also take place via electronic means. This is the case whenever an applicant sends us documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a form on the website. If the applicant is successful, the data provided will be used to manage the employment relationship in compliance with statutory regulations. If the applicant is unsuccessful, his/her documents will be deleted within the statutory time period.

Data economy

We apply the principles of avoidance and economy to data storage, and only keep your data for as long as is necessary or required by the law (statutory retention period). Once the purpose for which the information has been collected no longer applies or the retention period ends, we will block or erase the data.

Policy revision

GCI Germany reviews and revises its privacy policy from time to time. We therefore recommend you to read the privacy policy from time to time to ensure that you know how GCI Germany is collecting, processing and using the data available to it.

Further information

Should you have any questions concerning our privacy policy, please contact us at For general issues, please use the contact form on our website.