Data protection at a glance

1. General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data with which you can be personally identified. You will find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our privacy policy, detailed below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the relevant contact details in the imprint section of this website.

How are data collected?

On the one hand, your data are collected when you share them with us. These may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These mainly include technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time when the page was visited). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use the data for?

Some data are collected in order to ensure the website functions properly. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of the personal data stored by us free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. Should you have further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. You also have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools from third parties

When you visit our website, your navigation behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and analysis programs. Your navigation behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; the navigation behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy.

You can object to these data being analysed. We will inform you about how you can object in this privacy policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to data protection legislation as well as according to this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data refers to data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that the online transmission of data (such as via email) may be exposed to security gaps. Completely protecting data against third-party access is impossible.

Address of the data controller

The data controller who is responsible for processing data on this website is:

Gastro Trends Hannover GmbH
Managing Director: Moritz Mestwerdt, Björn Hensoldt, Simon Ario, Wolfgang Hensoldt, Winfried Kirchner
Waterloostr. 1, 30169 Hannover

Telephone: 0511 – 83 47 77

The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or, together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revoking your consent to data processing

Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your previously given consent at any time. To do so all you need to do is send us an email. Data that has been processed up to the point that the revocation is requested has been processed on legitimate grounds and remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has a right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following link:

Right to data portability

In the case of data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, you have the right to have these data handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine readable format. If you request the data to be transferred directly to another data controller, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

SSL and TLS encryption

This site uses SSL and TLS encryption respectively for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can check you have an encrypted connection when you see that the browser address field has changed from “http://” to “https://” and when you see the lock symbol in the browser address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

3. Data collection on our website


Some of our webpages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in the memory of your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are notified about the use of cookies, only allow them in individual cases, accept cookies in certain cases or generally block cookies, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are set on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the storing of cookies for the technically correct and optimised delivery of its services. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your navigation behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in what are known as server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. This data includes:

  •    browser type and browser version
  •     your operating system
  •     referrer URL
  •     host name of the accessing computer
  •     time of the server request
  •     The IP address

This data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Article 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or due to pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you contact us via the contact form, the requested information on the form, including contact data specified by you, shall be stored by us solely for the purpose of processing the request and for follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your permission.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. To do so all you need to do is send us an email. This does not affect the legality of any data processing done before we receive your request.

We shall keep the data you enter in the contact form until you request to delete them, you revoke your consent for them to be stored or until the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, especially retention periods, remain unaffected.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google reCAPTCHA

We use Google reCAPTCHA (hereinafter referred to as reCAPTCHA) on our websites. This is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data that is entered onto our website (e.g. on a contact form) has been entered by a real person or by an automated programme. In order to achieve this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor by means of different observations. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. reCAPTCHA evaluates various types of information to conduct the analysis (e.g. IP address, duration of the user’s visit to the website and other factors such as mouse movements). The data that are captured during the analysis are transferred to Google.

reCAPTCHA analysis is carried out entirely as a background operation. Visitors to the website are not alerted to the fact that an analysis is taking place.

The legal basis of this form of data processing is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring that his website is protected from automated illicit access and SPAM.

For further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit and

5. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts are presented as uniformly as possible, this website uses “web fonts” which are made available by Google. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, your browser must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts in order to present our website in a uniform and appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

You can find further information about Google Web Fonts under and

Google Maps

These web pages uses the Google Maps API cartographic service, which is This is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. As a general rule, this information is transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. The provider of this website does not have any influence over the transmission of data.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate locating the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Further information about the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: