Privacy Statements

Data Protection Notice

The protection of personal data is an important concern for us.
This data privacy notice gives you, as a customer or interested prospect, an overview of:


  • In which cases we collect and process personal data about you
  • In which cases we purposely pass on data to third parties 
  • How we use your personal data


We process personal data which we receive from you as part of our business relationship. We do not collect any personal data (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses) through our webpages unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with such data (e.g. by registration, survey, use of services, filling out forms, order of newsletters) or, respectively, provide your consent, or if the corresponding laws and regulations for the protection of your data permit this. 


By using this website, you grant your consent to the processing of your data obtained in the manner described in the following and for the stated purpose.


It is necessary to provide the requested personal data in order to fulfil the contract and for us to render our services, such as the processing of orders, service delivery, meeting the requirements of newsletters and customer magazines, or the booking of training courses. Without this provision of data, none of the above mentioned services can be rendered.


We do not use fully-automated decision-making procedures to establish and maintain a business relationship.


In the course of the further development of the Internet and the legal framework, con terra - Gesellschaft für Angewandte Informationstechnologie mbH will also adapt its data protection policy accordingly. Any changes will be posted on this page at the proper time. Thus, we encourage you to visit this page regularly and inform yourself about the current status.


If you have any questions or comments, or would like to request information in conjunction with our data protection declaration and regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact the data protection designee. Your questions and suggestions are always welcome.
con terra – Gesellschaft für Angewandte Informationstechnologie mbH takes technical and organisational security precautions to protect your personal data against unintentional or unlawful destruction, alteration or loss, as well as unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized access.


Names and contact information of the responsible persons

con terra GmbH
Martin-Luther-King-Weg 20
48155 Münster, Germany
Phone +49 251 59689 300

Legal representatives (Managing Directors)
Karl Wiesmann
Uwe König


Contact data of the data protection officer

Data Protection Officer of
con terra GmbH
Martin-Luther-King-Weg 20
48155 Münster, Germany
Phone +49 251 59689 300



The purpose and legal basis for the processing

The main objective and legitimate interest for the processing personal data is to fulfil the company’s purpose, as entered in the Commercial Register.


 Purpose of the company: 

  • The provision of products and services in the field of information technology. 
  • Turning research results from geoinformatics into marketable products to serve a wide range of applications, in particular through:

(A) The development, maintenance and sales of IT systems (hardware and software) 

(B) The collection, processing, analysis and visualisation of data 

(C) Consulting and the creating of studies and expert assessments


The data which you provide is used for contract processing and, within the con terra GmbH, for marketing purposes to provide you with information, e.g. via newsletters, about our products and services.


Your data will neither be sold to third parties nor otherwise marketed.


Recipients, or categories of recipients, of personal data

Public authorities, if there are paramount legal provisions (e.g. social insurance carriers, fiscal authorities) 

Internal departments that are involved in the execution of the respective business processes (such as personnel administration, accounting, marketing, sales, IT) 

External instances involved in the handling of business processes (e.g. business partners, affiliates)

Other external instances which are involved within the scope of the designated business processes (e.g. credit institutes, insurance companies)

External contractors, in accordance with Art. 28 of the German General Data Protection Act (DSGVO; covering, for example, IT-services, logistics, printing services, consulting)


Transmission of personal data to a third country 

The conveying of data to third-party countries (countries outside the European Union and the EEA) is done within the scope of contract fulfilment, performance of pre-contractual measures, and the required communication, taking into account an Adequacy Resolution of the EU Commission.


Data is also conveyed to contract workers who are also required as data processors to act in accordance with Art. 28 of the German General Data Protection Act (DSGVO); for example, with regard to CRM services in the cloud and in other legally permissible, exceptional cases.


Data storage duration

Insofar as necessary, we process and store your personal data for the duration of our business relationship. The data will be deleted after the expiry of the legal, statutory or contractual retention periods. Data which is not subject to the retention requirement will be deleted after termination of the purpose limitation.


Note regarding your rights

You have the right to request information about what kind of personal data have been stored about you and for what purpose it is used. You also have a right to correction or deletion of your personal data, or to restrict its processing as well as a right of objection against its processing. The right of objection can also only apply to certain processing of your personal data, such as the direct marketing via e-mail.


You can object to the use your personal data at any time by letter or by e-mail to


You also have the right to receive the pertinent personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. At your request, we will forward your request to other responsible instances, insofar as this is technically feasible.


In the event that you do not feel sufficiently supported by our company, there is a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.



Cookies are used to optimize a website and to enhance your user experience. Cookies are small text files which are stored by your browser when you visit web pages and applications. Cookies are downloaded by your browser the first time you visit a particular website. When you revisit this website with the same device, the data stored in the cookie is sent back to the website that created it. The website then recognizes web browser with which it was already invoked, and optimizes the content displayed for you accordingly. You can specify how websites use cookies through the privacy settings in your browser (for more information on configuring cookie settings, refer to the help function of your browser). If you disable cookies altogether, the websites and applications of the con terra – Gesellschaft für Angewandte Informationstechnologie mbH may no longer function correctly under certain circumstances.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies – text files that are saved to your computer and enable analysis of how the website is being used. Information obtained by the cookie (including your IP address) on how you use the website is transferred to a Google Inc. server in the USA and saved there. In the case of activation of IP anonymisation at this website, your IP address will first be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator, Google will use this information to evaluate how you use the website and to compile reports on website activities for the website operator and to provide further services related to website and Internet use.


The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with other data gathered by Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. In this case, however, we would like to point out that you may not be able to fully use all of the website’s functions. You can also prevent the gathering of the data by Google, which is generated by the cookie based on your use of the website (including your IP address), and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under following link. The current link is


con terra service.monitor 

This website (demo portal, location map) uses the product con terra service.monitor ("service.monitor Analytics"), a special software for recording and evaluating the use of a website by website visitors.


When you visit this Web site, service.monitor Analytics collects your usage interactions and map requests. All user-related data is stored anonymously and no cookies or other mechanisms are used for the recurring identification of users. By using this website, you agree to the anonymous recording of user interactions.


However, you can deactivate the logging of activities by configuring your Internet browser so that requests to "" are not accepted. However, this can lead to certain limitations in the functions and user-friendliness of our offer.



We integrate videos from the platform YouTube operated by the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The relevant data protection statement is published by Google at, where you can also adjust your data privacy settings.



Tweets can be linked on our sites. This service is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. There may be radio buttons on the page which allow users to share the content of this website on Twitter.
To the extent that you are a member of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the call of the aforementioned contents and functions toe the user profiles stored there. Twitter publishes its data protection policy under:; you can adjust individual settings here:



With our newsletters, we wish to inform you about offers and information concerning our products and services. In order that our offer is also of interest to you, in the newsletters we send we measure the opening rate, click rate and which links have been clicked. In order to optimize the presentation on different devices, we also record which devices and e-mail clients are used for the data access.