Personal data (usually referred to just as "data" below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.
Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), "processing" refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.
I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing
I. Information about us as responsible persons
We are the data controller of this website in accordance with GDPR:
GmbH & Co. KG
Am Eichholz 15
42897 Remscheid, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2191 78208-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2191 78208-24
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our external data protection officer:
Mr. Arndt Halbach of GINDAT GmbH
Wetterauer Str. 6
42897 Remscheid, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2191 909-430
Fax: +49 (0) 2191 909-50 430
II. Rights of users and data subjects
According to articles 15-21 GDPR you can assert the following rights with regard to the personal data processed by us if the conditions described therein are met.
Right to information
You have a right to information about the personal data concerning you which is processed by us.
Right to correction
You may request the rectification of incomplete or incorrectly processed personal data.
Right to deletion
You have the right to have your personal data deleted, in particular if one of the following reasons is applicable:
- Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which the processing of your data was based.
- You have exercised a right of objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing.
- Your data has been processed unlawfully.
The right to deletion, however, does not exist if it contravenes our legitimate and prevailing interests. Prevalence of our interests is assumed in the following situations:
- Your personal data is required for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- Deletion is not possible due to retention obligations.
If data cannot be deleted, however, a right to limitation of processing (see below) may exist.
Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if
- you dispute the accuracy of the data and we therefore verify the accuracy,
- the processing is unlawful and you oppose deletion and instead request restriction of use,
- we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
- you have objected to the processing of your data and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate interests prevail.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive all personal data that concerns you and which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to other controllers without any hindrance by us, provided that the processing is based on a consent or a contract and the processing is carried out by us with the aid of automated procedures.
Right of objection
The data subject shall have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to its particular situation, to the processing of its personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.
Right of withdrawal
If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
III. Information about the data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.
For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.
The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.
The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.
The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.
a) Session cookies
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third-party cookies
Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.
c) Disabling cookies
If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.
If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.
Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.
If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.
By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.
Google also offers further information at