Privacy policy - Social media

Privacy statement for the social media pages of the GABO STAHL Group

The information below explains how we will process your personal data and what rights you have as a result. Which specific data will be processed and how this data will be used mainly depends on how the websites are used and their respective options. That means not all of the statements contained in this document may apply to you.


Name and contact information of the person responsible in accordance with Art. 4 (7) GDPR

Streichhoffeld 1
D-73457 Essingen

Phone: +49 7365 / 9238 0
Fax: +49 7365 / 9238 308
Email: info(at)

DROSTE Stahlhandel GmbH
Hellweg 8, D- 44787 Bochum


OWZ Ostalb-Warmbehandlungszentrum GmbH
Ulmer Straße 82-84, D- 73431 Aalen


GABO Werkstofftechnik GmbH
Streichhoffeld 3, D- 73457 Essingen


At times, we will jointly process your data in order to meet contractual requirements of the companies. That means all of the specified companies are responsible for the processing of the data (Art. 26 GDPR).

Our managers and employees are obligated to comply with this corporate guideline on data protection and the respective data protection laws. The company's data protection officer ensures that the GABO STAHL GmbH Group complies with statutory provisions and principles relating to data protection.


Corporate data protection officer of GABO STAHL GmbH
Christian Benyo
Streichhoffeld 1
D- 73457 Essingen
Phone: +49 7365 / 9237 110
Email: dsb(at)



In addition to us, there is also the operator of the social media platform. This is an additional supervisory entity that (separate from us) carries out its own data processing operations on which we have no influence. In situations where we hold influence and are able to parametrise the data processing operation, we utilise the options available to us to ensure that the social media platform operator handles all data confidentially. However, there are many situations in which we are unable to influence the data processing operation carried out by the social media platform, and also do not know exactly what data they will ultimately process. 


General information

Thank you for your interest in our company and for visiting our social media pages. The GABO STAHL Group does not operate a separate social media page for each company. Because of the customer proximity and overarching Company and customer structures, we decided they usually each have one social media channel, per provider, for the entire GABO STAHL Group via GABO STAHL GmbH to provide. Data protection is extremely important to us. This privacy statement regarding the use of our social media pages explains how we collect your personal data, what we do with it and for which purposes it is collected, the legal basis for the collection and processing, and your associated rights.


We also refer you to the Privacy statement of the GABO STAHL Group.


The GABO STAHL Group operates the following social media pages:




















Data processing by the GABO STAHL Group

Any data that you provide on our social media pages, such as comments, videos, images, likes, tweets, etc., are published by the social media platform and shall never be used or processed by us for any other purpose. We solely reserve the right to delete content should this be necessary. If required, we will share your content on our page if this is a function of the social media platform and communicate with you via the social media platform. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) 1f GDPR. The data processing operation is carried out in the interest of our public relations work and communication.

Should you submit an inquiry to us on the social media platform, we will then refer you, if required, to other secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality depending on the necessary response. You will always have the option to send any confidential inquiries to our address provided in the imprint.


Data processing by the operator of the social media platform

The operator of the social media platform utilises webtracking methods. Webtracking may also be carried out regardless of whether or not you are signed into or registered with the social media platform. As we have already mentioned, we are unable to exert any influence over the webtracking methods used by the social media platform. For example, we cannot switch them off.

Please be aware of the following: It cannot be ruled out that the provider of the social media platform will use your profile and behavioural data, e.g. for evaluating your habits, personal relationships, preferences etc. We have no influence over the processing of your data by the provider of the social media platform.

Additional information about data processing carried out by the provider of the social media platform can be found in the provider’s privacy statement:


Social network



Privacy statement


Facebook Ireland Ltd.

4 Grand Canal Square

Grand Canal Harbour

Dublin 2



Instagram Inc.

1601 Willow Road

Menlo Park 94025, CA




LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company

Wilton Place

Dublin 2



New Work SE

Dammtorstraße 30

20354 Hamburg



Google Ireland Limited

Gordon House

Barrow Street

Dublin 4



Deletion of your personal data

The duration of time that personal data is stored on social media platforms is dependent on the respective platform operators. The GABO STAHL Group has no access to data stored by the platform operators.

Within the GABO STAHL Group, personal data is either deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storage no longer exists. Furthermore, data may also be stored if doing so is required by European or national legislatures in union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Storage or deletion of the data can also take place upon the expiry of a data retention period stipulated by the aforementioned standards, unless the data have to be stored further for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Data may also be stored in order to secure illegal contents that users placed onto the GABO STAHL Group social media accounts. The identity of the author of such contents is therefore of interest.


Rights of the data subject

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights:

  1. If your personal data is processed, you have the right to know what type of personal data about you is stored. (Art. 15 GDPR)
  2. If inaccurate personal data has been processed, you have the right to the rectification of that data.
  3. If the legal requirements have been met, you can demand the deletion of the data or the restriction of processing as well as the right to object to the processing (Art. 17, 18, 21 GDPR)
  4. If you have consented to the processing of your data or if there is a contract regarding the processing of data and if this is conducted using automated processes, you also have a right to data portability. (Art. 20 GDPR)

You also have the right to submit a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data. Additional rights that you have in relation to platform operators, in particular those of the objection to certain processing operations carried out by the respective platforms or the revocation of any consent granted to one of the aforementioned platforms, are described in greater detail in the privacy statements of the respective platforms (see link above).


Data transmission to recipients outside of the European Economic Area

When using service providers and tools such as those specified above, personal data may be transmitted to recipients in countries outside of the European Union (EU) and processed there, especially the USA.