Data protection information of Pier GmbH

On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the amended Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) came into force. The DSGVO standardises the rules for the processing of personal data by private companies and public bodies in the EU.

Pier GmbH takes data protection for our business partners very seriously. Therefore, the management of PIER has defined data protection as one of the material processes, which is comprehensively dealt with in the so-called Internal Control System (ICS). We process personal data in accordance with the applicable legal data protection requirements for the purposes listed below. Personal data in the sense of the GDPR is all information that has a reference to a person. One of the core concerns of the GDPR is the transparency of data processing. With the following information, we would like to give you an overview of the processing of your personal data by Pier GmbH and your rights regarding data protection.

a) Responsibility for data processing and contact person

The data controller is Pier GmbH, Hanauer Landstra├če 186, 60314 Frankfurt am Main. You can reach the person responsible for data protection at the above address or at the following e-mail address:


b) Legal basis and purpose of data processing

Pier GmbH processes your personal data in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other relevant legal provisions. We process your personal data in particular in connection with communication with you. In addition, processing takes place in order to be able to act for you within the scope of existing business relationships or when initiating a business relationship. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is in particular Art. 6 (1) b), (1) c) and (4) DSGVO. Should we wish to process your personal data for a purpose not mentioned above, we will inform you in advance within the framework of the legal provisions.


c) Recipients of your data

Within Pier GmbH, access to your data is granted to those persons who need it to fulfil our tasks towards you. Service providers and vicarious agents employed by us may also receive data for these purposes. If such partner companies come into contact with personal data of our business partners, this is done within the framework of so-called commissioned data processing, which is expressly provided for by law (Art. 28 DSGVO). Pier GmbH remains responsible for the protection of your data even in this case. The partner works exclusively in accordance with our instructions, which we ensure through strict contractual regulations, through technical and organisational measures and through supplementary controls. Our partners are companies from the following categories:

  • IT service provider


d) Transfer of data to third countries

A third country is defined as a country outside the European Union (EU). Currently, Pier GmbH does not transfer personal data to third countries or to international organisations. Should we transfer personal data to service providers outside the EU, the transfer will only take place insofar as the third country has been confirmed by the EU Commission to have an adequate level of data protection or other appropriate data protection guarantees (e.g. binding internal company data protection regulations or agreements in accordance with the EU Commission's standard contractual clauses) are in place.


e) Duration of data storage

As a matter of principle, we anonymise or delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer required for the mentioned purposes, unless legal obligations to provide proof and to retain data oblige us to continue to store them. We only retain personal data in individual cases if this is necessary in connection with claims asserted against our company (statutory limitation period of up to 30 years).


f) Rights of business partners

You can request information about the data stored about you at the above address. In addition, you may, under certain conditions, request deletion of your data or restriction of processing (e.g. if your data is processed unlawfully). You have the option of contacting our data protection officer at the above address or a data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for Pier GmbH is:

Hessian Data Protection Commissioner
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65021 Wiesbaden


g) Contact option via the website

If a person (data subject) contacts Pier by e-mail or by filling out a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.


Right of objection
If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you can object to this processing
at the above address if your particular situation gives rise to grounds for objecting to this data processing. We will then terminate this processing, unless it predominantly serves compelling interests worthy of protection on our part.