Privacy Policy

Effective March 06th, 2019

Website Privacy Policy

1. Website Privacy Policy
We welcome you to our website, Karl Gross USA takes the privacy of personal data we maintain seriously.  This privacy policy describes the privacy practices of our website.  We would like to inform you about the management of your personal data in accordance with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The controller responsible for the described data collection and processing is named in the imprint.

1. Data Collection
Depending upon which features of our website that you use, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, and telephone number.  If you apply for a job through our website, as further described below, we may request your resume, information about your work and educational background and other information in support of your application.

Storage of Your IP address
We store the IP address transmitted by your web browser for a period of seven (7) days,  strictly for the purpose of identifying, restricting and eliminating attacks on our website. After seven (7) days, we delete or anonymize your IP address. The legal basis for the processing of this personal data is provided for in Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Usage Data
When you visit our website, the data collected from the use of the website is temporarily stored on our web server for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our website. This data set contains:
•    the page, from which the data is requested
•    the name of the data file,
•    the date and time of the query,
•    the amount of data transferred,
•    the access status (file transmitted, file not found),
•    a description of the type of browser used,
•    the IP address of the requesting computer shortened to such an extent that no reidentification of any personal data is possible.

The listed usage data is stored anonymously.
Information about our cookies practices and certain tools used by our website follow later in this policy.

2. Data Transfer to Third Parties

Data Transfer to Third Parties
We may disclose information with your consent or as otherwise necessary or appropriate to process a transaction that you may request.

We may transfer your data to service providers who support us in the operation of our website and the associated processes. We require our service providers to agree to safeguards for your personal data when processing personal data on our behalf.  This transference is made under the scope of a data processing agreement in accordance to Art. 28 GDPR. Our service providers are bound to us by strict instructions and contractual obligations. We use the following service providers: Hetzne Online GmbH.
In the event that our company or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with our business partners, the information collected on our websites, including this site, may be transferred or shared with third parties as part of that transaction or negotiation.
If we receive a request from law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide information on individuals, we may provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety or in litigation where the data is pertinent, we may use or disclose your personal data without a court order.
We may use information you submit to investigate security breaches, misconduct, or otherwise cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored and read in your end-device. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored even after your visit has expired. Cookies may contain data that enables the recognition of the device being used. However, in some cases cookies only contain information on certain settings which are not personal data.

We use session cookies on our website. The data is processed in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance and improving our website presence.

Our site does not recognize “do not track” signals sent by some browsers, but  Pplease be aware that you can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being stored or used on the website you are visiting. Thus, any use of cookies is transparent to you. You have the possibility to delete your browser configuration at any time and prevent any use of new cookies.  In the event you refuse the use of cookies, please note that our web sites may not be displayed optimally and some functions are then no longer technically available. Our site may authorize other parties to collect personal data about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across different Web sites when a consumer uses our website.   

4. Vimeo-Videos

Embedded Vimeo Videos
We integrate the video player services of Vimeo, Inc, 555 West 18th Street (New York), New York 10011 ( on our websites and applications. The videos are embedded as iFrame on our pages. When you access these pages, a connection is established between your browser (terminal) and Vimeo's servers. Under certain circumstances, your data, such as your IP address and the terminal device you use, may be processed during your visit to the site, but also your activities. By accessing the video and interacting with the video player service, Vimeo may process additional information about you, such as your viewed videos or your interests.

Finally, Vimeo uses so-called web tracking methods on its own pages and also within the video player service. This is independent of whether you are logged in or registered with Vimeo. Unfortunately, we cannot influence the web tracking methods of Vimeo and the connected services.
Please be aware that Vimeo may use your profile information to evaluate your approximate location, interests, videos viewed, and so on. We have no influence whatsoever on the processing of your data by Vimeo and the integrated services.
Please also note Vimeo's privacy policy ( at

5. Adobe Typekit

Adobe Typekit
Our website uses the Adobe Typekit service to use web fonts. If JavaScript is enabled, your browser downloads font files from the Adobe Typekit servers. Typekit assures that no cookies or visitor data are set for the provision of the service. The information submitted is used to identify our website and our Adobe account so that we can access and display the fonts from the font library. For more details, see:

6. Contact Form

Contact form
You can contact us via our web contact form. In order to use our contact form we require your name and your email-address. You may provide us with further information, but you are not obligated to do so.
By submitting this contact form you agree to the electronic collection and storage of your personal data. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR. We use your data exclusively for the processing of your request. You may withdraw your consent at any time, e.g. via an email to

7. Job Applications

We process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection regulations pursuant to § 26 BDSG . We process the data you provide us in the context of your application strictly for the purpose of selecting applicants. Data will not be processed for other purposes.

You determine the amount of data you want to send us in the context of your application. Applications are transferred electronically to our HR department and processed as quickly as possible. The transfer is encrypted. As a rule, applications are forwarded to the heads of the relevant departments in our company. Furthermore, your data will not be transferred to third parties . Your details will be treated confidentially in our company. If the application is unsuccessful, your documents will be deleted after 6 months.

If we may also consider your application for other or future job openings, please indicate this on your application. We will then process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR.

8. Explanation of Data Security Measures

Data Security
To avoid unauthorized access to your data, we have implemented technical and organizational measures. We use encryption technologies on our website. Your data will be transferred to our servers and back again via a connection that is protected by a TLS encryption  technology . You can recognize that you are browsing on an encryption secured website by the lock-symbol shown in the address bar of your browser and by the address bar starting with “https”.

9. Rights as a UserAccess and Correction

Your Rights as a UserAs a website user, the GDPR grants you certain rights when processing your personal data.

1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):
You may ask whether we process personal data about you and, if we do process personal data about you, you may request access to personal data that we may process about you.  If you believe that personal data about you is inaccurate you can request that we correct it.  To request access to, or correction of, personal data about you or to exercise any of the other choices described below, please contact us at have the right to obtain confirmation at to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case access to the personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

9.  Additional Information for Individuals in the European Union/European Economic Area (EEA)/United Kingdom
In addition to the disclosures made elsewhere in this Privacy Policy with respect to our privacy practices, our legal basis for processing personal data we collect in the EEA can vary depending on the manner in which you use our Site or otherwise engage with us. Our legal basis for processing information about you that we collect about you through our website is our legitimate interest as a data controller to administer our website.  In cases where you are asked to provide your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time, although this will not affect the lawfulness of our processing prior to your withdrawal of consent.  In the case of processing involving passive data collection and other processing for the administration of our Sites, such processing is undertaken pursuant to our legitimate interests as a data controller, including the operation of our Sites. We may process personal data where necessary for our compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. We also reserve the right to process personal data in the event we believe doing so is necessary to protect the rights of the data subject or another person.
You have rights to data access, rectification, erasure, to restrict or object to processing, and data portability to the extent these rights are required by law.
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us using the contact information below.  You also have the right to file a complaint with your data protection authority if you have concern about the manner in which we are processing your personal data.  

2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the right to have incomplete personal data completed.

You also have the right to obtain an erasure of the personal data concerning you without undue delay, if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer necessary for the intended purpose.

3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
If one of the conditions set forth in Art. 18 GDPR applies, you shall have the right to restrict the processing of your data to mere storage, e.g. if you revoke consent, to the processing, for the duration of a possible examination.

4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):
In certain situations, listed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand a transmission of the data to another third party.

5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):
If the data is processed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation. We will then no longer process personal data, unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for processing, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.  

6.Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider the processing of the data concerning you infringes data protection regulations. The right to lodge a complaint may be invoked in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

10. Policy Changes

If we make any material changes to this privacy policy we will change the "last updated" date so that you can quickly determine whether there were material changes since the last time you reviewed the policy.

110. Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer
Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer
Please contact our data protection officer if you have any further questions, suggestions or wishes regarding data protection:

Karl Gross Logistics (USA), Inc.

5600 N River Road

Suite 800

Rosemont, IL 60018

Phone:    +1 312 - 810 99 28