Privacy notice

GRT Global Rail Academy and Media GmbH (Part of Global Rail Group) is pleased to welcome you on our website. Protecting your personal data and privacy is a major concern to us. This privacy notice informs you about data processing on our website.

Processing and using your personal data

The term personal data refers to any information that can be used to identify you, such as your name or your email address. We apply the principle of data reduction and data minimisation. Personal data is only used to the extent required and for legally authorised purposes.

We process your personal data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

For communication purposes we exclusively use personal data used by you in the context of general communication.

Apart from that, we process your personal data only with your previous consent and/or in the case of a prevailing legitimate interest.

External service providers we partner with on our website, if any, are selected with the greatest possible care. They are bound in regards to nature and extent of data processing tasks and to comply with our data protection standards.

Automatically generated data

Log file information is automatically collected when visiting our website. Such information includes browser type and version, the operating system used, the so-called referrer URL (i.e. the previously visited website, if you have accessed our website through a hyperlink), and date and time of accessing the webpage. This data cannot be assigned to certain persons. We do not link it with other data sources. Your system’s IP address will not be stored.

The data collected is exclusively used for the anonymous analysis of user behaviour, aiming to improve our website. No individual user behaviour will be analysed.


Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your end device by the browser. They do not cause any damage and do not allow for your identification. We use cookies in order to ensure that our offer is user-friendly.

We use persistent cookies.

Persistent cookies allow for recognition of your browser when visiting our website again. Persistent cookies are stored on your end device and will be deleted automatically after a certain period of time. You may also delete them yourself.

We use cookies of Google Analytics. For further details see the following separate section.

We do not store third party cookies which could allow tracing your user behaviour across several independent websites.

You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is set or to allow cookies only in individual cases. Please see your web browser menu bar for further support.

If you disable cookies, your use of our website may be limited.

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Web analysis

Improving our offer and our website (legitimate interest) is a major concern to us. We value our users’ privacy and, therefore, we pseudonymize your user data.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website (e.g. search terms entered), compiling reports on website activities for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

The expiration time of cookies set by Google Analytics is between ten minutes and two years.

For more details on the cookies used see:

On this website, Google Analytics was extended to include the code "anonymizeIp" to protect your data and to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

The relation to Google Analytics is governed by the US-Privacy Shield.

For more detailed information on the Google Analytics Terms of Service and data protection see

You can prevent the storage of cookies by activating the corresponding setting on your browser. However, please be advised that if you opt out of using cookies you may not be able to fully use all features of this website.

In addition, you can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link:
 An opt-out cookie will be set, preventing the collection of your data when visiting the website in future:

Facebook Pixel

For measurement of the conversion rate for user actions, our web site uses the Pixel service from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This service allows the behavior of visitors to pages to be tracked after they have been transferred to the providers web site by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. This allows the effectiveness of the Facebook ad to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and optimized for future web marketing efforts.

The data acquired is anonymous for us as the operator of this web site. We cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data will be stored and processed by Facebook, so that it can be connected with the respective user profile and Facebook can use the data for their own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines. This makes it possible for Facebook to activate advertisements for Facebook pages as well as ads from external web sites and pages. As the page operator, we cannot affect this usage of the data. You will find additional comments about the protection of your privacy in Facebook’s data protection guidelines at:

Aside from this, you can disable the Custom Audiences remarketing feature from the settings for advertisements at: To do this, you must be logged into Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable Facebook’s usage based advertisements from the web site for the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance at: .

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to show maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The relation to Google Maps is governed by the US-Privacy Shield.

For Google Maps’ Terms of Service see

For further details see the Data Protection Centre of Transparency and Choice ( and Privacy Policies (

Google Maps uses cookies to show user-friendly maps, locations and positions. Such cookies are, for instance, called “NID and “CONSENT”. The expiration time of the cookies is determined by Google. For details on Google’s use of cookies see


This website uses Vimeo to play videos. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.

The relation to Vimeo is governed by US-Privacy Shield.

For Vimeo’s Privacy Notice see

Vimeo uses cookies to play videos and to store your video playback settings. The cookies are set for the domain “”. The expiration time of cookies is determined by Vimeo. For further information on Vimeo’s use of cookies see

List of cookies used by Vimeo (Please note: The list includes all cookies potentially used by Vimeo.  That does not necessarily mean that all these cookies will be set in your browser):


Our website may contain hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are electronic cross-references which allow for consultation of other electronic documents. Hyperlinks may lead to websites of other companies. Other websites shall exclusively by governed by privacy policies applicable to them.

Social Networks

Our website contains links to external social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn (“Social Plugins”). By clicking on these links, plugins of the relevant networks will be activated and your browser directly connects with their servers.

If you click on network links while visiting our website, your user data may be transferred to the relevant network. If you are logged in to the network via your user account at the same time, the network may collect information that you visited our website. By logging out of your account before clicking on the link, you can prevent such allocation of data.

The relevant social network shall only be responsible for data processing started by clicking on the link. For information on data processing see the privacy notice of the relevant network.

Secure transmission of data

Technical and organisational measures protect our website against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons.

Our website exclusively transmits data by means of encrypted connections. Transmission is effected via HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) which safeguards confidentiality and integrity in the communication between web server and web browser.


We keep our Privacy Notice up to date. Amendments thereto, if any, do not restrict your rights. Amendments will be published on our website.

Your rights

You have the rights of access, rectification, deletion, restriction, data portability, withdrawal and objection. In the case of withdrawal or objection, the website can no longer be used.

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your data violates data protection regulations or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can file a complaint with the supervisory authority. In Austria the competent supervisory authority is the Data Protection Authority [Datenschutzbehörde].

Contact details

Please contact us at:
GRT Global Rail Academy and Media GmbH (Part of Global Rail Group)

Werkstaetten­strasse 18
D-51379 Leverkusen


Tel: +49 (40) 228679500
Fax:+49 (0) 228679503
Mobile: +49 (0) 17612371922