General notes on data protection in our data processing in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)


Responsible Party:

We, Reck & Co. GmbH, Am Weser-Terminal 1, 28217 Bremen, wish to inform you about our general handling of personal data. Please bear in mind that these general notes on data processing do not represent the privacy statement of our websites – you will find this under the heading “Privacy Statement” on our respective internet sites.


General principles of data processing:

We only collect and process personal data in accordance with Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following bases:

  1. The person concerned/data subject has consented to processing of the personal data concerning them for one or more particular purposes;

Note: If you issue consent to processing of personal data, you can withdraw this at any time. The withdrawal does not affect the legitimacy of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of withdrawal.

  1. the processing is necessary to fulfil a contract, to which the data subject is a contracting party, or to perform pre-contractual measures carried out in response to an enquiry by the data subject;
  2. the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the Responsible Party is subject;
  3. the processing is necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
  4. the processing is necessary for the performance of a task which lies in the public interest or is carried out in exercise of official authority vested in the Responsible Party;

Note: You have the right to object to/withdraw your consent to the above data processing. Further information is available under the heading “Rights of the data subject”.

  1. the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the Responsible Party or a third party, unless the interests or basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject, requiring the protection of personal data, prevail – especially when the data subject is a child.

Note: You have the right to object to/withdraw your consent to the above data processing. Further information is available under the heading “Rights of the data subject”.


Optional information:

Where the provision of certain personal data is optional, we render this recognisable within the context of the data collection. The non-provision of these optional data is not connected with any negative consequences. However, from case to case the non-provision can render the subsequent communication more difficult or delay the performance of tasks.


Data recipient:

We only transfer your data to third parties in as far as this is admissible under the above principles of data protection law.

Furthermore, we can pass on your data to external service providers (e.g.  IT service providers, companies that destroy or archive the data, printing service providers), who support us within the framework of processing an order and are strictly bound by instructions.

As a matter of principle, data processing does not take place outside the EU or the EEC. However, it can happen in individual cases of handling claims and recovery proceedings that we involve solicitors and surveyors worldwide – including in countries without appropriate data protection levels. However, in these cases we check whether there are exceptions in accordance with Article 49 GDPR, for instance when it is necessary to involve solicitors and surveyors in order to file, exercise or defend legal claims.

We shall neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market them elsewhere.


Duration of storage:

We delete your data when these are no longer necessary or when the basis for the legitimacy of storage no longer applies for other reasons and there are no statutory retention periods opposing deletion.


Contact data of the Data Protection Officer:

Dr. Uwe Schläger
datenschutz nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Str. 88
28217 Bremen
Telephone: +49 (0)421 69 66 32 0


Rights of the data subject:

Data subjects have the right to obtain information about their personal data from the Responsible Party and the right to correction of incorrect data or deletion, provided that one of the reasons stated in Article 17 GDPR applies, e.g. when the data are no longer required for the purposes pursued. Furthermore, they have the right to restrict processing if one of the conditions set out in Article 18 GDPR exists and the right to data portability in the cases covered by Article 20 GDPR.

If data are collected on the basis of Article 6 Section 1.e (data processing to perform public authority tasks or to protect the public interest) or Section 1.f (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests), the data subject has the right to appeal against processing at any time for reasons arising from their particular situation. Then we do not process the personal data any more, unless demonstrably compelling and legitimate reasons exist for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or unless the processing serves to file, exercise or defend legal claims.


Right of appeal to a supervisory authority:

Every data subject has the right to appeal to a supervisory authority if they are of the opinion that the processing of their personal data infringes statutory data protection provisions. The right of appeal can be exercised in particular before a supervisory authority in the Member State of the habitual residence of the data subject or the location of the presumed infringement.