Data Privacy Statement


§ 1 Information about collecting personal data

(1) We inform you about how we collect personal data when you use our website in the following. Personal data concerns any data that relates to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour.

(2) The controller pursuant to Article 4 Paragraph 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
4Load GmbH
Europastraße 9
87700 Memmingen
Phone: +49 (0) 8331-94444-40
Fax: +49 (0) 8331-94444-48
Managing director: Michael Brand
(see our legal notice).

You can contact our data protection officer, Mr Julian Müller, at:

(3) When contacting us by e-mail or via the contact form, the data you share with us (your e-mail address, possibly also your name and telephone number) is saved by us in order to respond to your questions. We delete any data in connection with this once it no longer needs to be saved, or we restrict its processing if statutory retention duties apply.

(4) In case we engage service providers for individual functions on our website, or in case we want to use your data for advertising purposes, we are informing you about the respective processes below in detail. In doing so, we will also specify the set criteria for the storage period.

§ 2 Your rights

(1) You may assert the following rights against us with respect to your personal data:
- the right to access;
- the right to rectification or erasure;
- the right to restrict processing;
- the right to object against processing; and
- the right to data portability.

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about how we process your personal data.


§ 3 Collecting personal data when visiting our website

(1) When you use our website purely for informational purposes, i.e. if you don’t register or share information with us another way, we only collect personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data, which is required for technical reasons, in order to display our website to you and in order to guarantee stability and security (the legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f of the GDPR):

– IP address;
– date and time of request;
– time zone different to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);
– content of the request (specific page);
– access status/HTTP status code;
– respective volume of data transferred;
– website the request comes from;
– browser;
– operating system and its interface; and
– browser language and version.

(2) In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are also stored on your machine when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you use, through which the party that stored the cookie (here, this is us) receives specific information. Cookies cannot run any programs, nor can they put viruses on your computer. They are used to make the website more user-friendly and more effective overall.

(3) Using cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are outlined below:
–Transient cookies (see b)
–Persistent cookies (see c).
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This particularly includes session cookies. They save a ‘session ID’, which allows various requests from your browser to be assigned to the collective session. This means that your machine can be recognised when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you sign out or close the browser.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a set period of time, which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
d) You can configure your browser settings as you wish and, for example, reject accepting third-party cookies, or even all cookies. Please note that this may mean you are unable to use all of the functions of this website.
e) Flash cookies that are used are not kept by your browser, but your flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your end device. These objects save the required data, regardless of what browser you use, and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you don’t want flash cookies to be used, you must install a corresponding add-on, e.g. Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent HTML5 storage objects from being used by setting your browser to private mode. We also recommend that you regularly manually delete your cookies and browser history.


§ 4 Objection or withdrawal with respect to the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to your data being processed, you can withdraw this consent at any time. Such withdrawal affects the permissibility of your personal data being processed once we have been notified of it.

(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on balancing interests at stake, you can object to processing. This is the case if, in particular, processing is not required to fulfil a contract with you, which we set out in the following function descriptions. When asserting such an objection, we ask that you provide reasons stating why your personal data should not be processed by us. If you submit a justified objection, we will review the situation and either cease or adapt data processing or outline compelling legitimate reasons to you as to why we will continue processing.

(3) You can of course object to your personal data being processed for the purposes of advertising and data analysis. You can communicate your objection to advertising with us by using the following contact details:

4Load GmbH

Europastraße 9
87700 Memmingen
Phone: +49 (0) 8331-94444-40
Fax: +49 (0) 8331-94444-48
Managing director: Michael Brand

You can contact our data protection officer, Mr Julian Müller, at:


§ 5 Using Stetic

(1) This website uses the web analysis service to analyse the use of our website and for us to be able to make regular improvements. We can improve our offering and create designs that are more interesting to users by using these statistics. The legal basis for use is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR.

(2) This website uses Stetic, a statistics and analysis service for websites. With Stetic, anonymised visitor data is collected, evaluated and stored for optimisation and marketing purposes. Stetic uses cookies that are stored in text files in your browser’s cache. Cookies serve to recognise the browser, this enabling the statistical data to be determined more precisely. Stetic stores your IP addresses in anonymised form only. Without the express consent of the data subject, the data collected by Stetic will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. You can also prevent the storage and processing of your data with effect for the future by clicking on and objecting to the collection of your anonymised visitor data. We should point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent.

(3) Stetic may also send information to third parties if this is legally permissible or if third parties process this data by order of the company.

(4) By using this website and accepting this privacy policy, you are consenting to data collected about you being processed by Stetic in the above-mentioned manner and for the above-mentioned purposes.

(5) You can find more information about third-party provider data processing by clicking on the following link:



§ 6 Embedding Google Maps

(1) We use Google Maps on this website. This allows us to directly display interactive maps on the website, allowing you to conveniently use the map function.

(2) By visiting the website, Google will be notified that you have accessed the corresponding subpage on our website. The data specified in Section 3 of this policy will also be sent to Google. This takes place regardless of whether you have a user account with Google and are signed into that account, or whether you don’t have a user account. If you are signed into Google, your data will be directly associated with your account. If you don’t want this being associated with your Google account, you must sign out first before clicking on the button. Google saves your data in a use profile and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation particularly takes place (even for users who aren’t signed in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against this user profile being created, which must be asserted against Google.

(3) You can find more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing of such data by our plug-in providers in the providers’ privacy policies. You can also find more information there about your rights and settings options for these in order to protect your privacy: . Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, .


§ 7 Balancing interests

If, contrary to the information given, the above-mentioned tracking software or plug-ins do not meet European data protection standards with respect to lawful processing in Article 6 of the GDPR, the following balancing of interests is used as an alternative:

Data processing is lawful if processing is required in order to safeguard the controller’s legitimate interests or those of a third party, provided that this is not outweighed by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject that require the personal data to be protected. Legitimate interests include legal, as well as actual, economic or non-material interests.
The purpose of data processing is for the website to be accessed and user behaviour to be analysed.
The tracking software and plug-ins used are appropriate means to achieve this purpose.
Necessity is a given because they are required to achieve the purpose.
They are appropriate because they are reasonable for the user and do not jeopardise the appropriate level of data protection.

Status: 11.06.2018

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