1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data
when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For
detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we
have included beneath this copy.
DATA RECORDING ON OUR WEBSITE
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section
“Information Required by Law” on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into
our contact form.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical
information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically
when you access our website.
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to
analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any
time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified,
blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information
Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have
the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses
are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your
browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You have the option to
object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about
this, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your
personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be
used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we
use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to
security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY (REFERRED TO AS THE “CONTROLLER” IN THE GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Entwicklungsgesellschaft für Verbundmaterial Diez mbH, Industriestrasse 30, 65582 Diez, Germany
(Telephone central: +49 (0)6432 1062 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the
purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
REVOCATION OF YOUR CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF DATA
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any
time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via
e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE COLLECTION OF DATA IN SPECIAL CASES; RIGHT TO OBJECT TO DIRECT ADVERTISING (ART. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time
object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any
profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult
this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we
are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your
interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal
entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object
to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the
extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be
used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
RIGHT TO LOG A COMPLAINT WITH THE COMPETENT SUPERVISORY AGENCY
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in
particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged
violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings
available as legal recourses.
RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to
fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand
the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL AND/OR TLS ENCRYPTION
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you
submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an
encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by
the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
INFORMATION ABOUT, BLOCKAGE, RECTIFICATION AND ERADICATION OF DATA
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your
archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have
a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other
questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section
“Information Required by Law.”
RIGHT TO DEMAND PROCESSING RESTRICTIONS
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To
do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand
restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to
verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the
processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the
restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you
have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed
against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a
restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be
processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other
natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of
REJECTION OF UNSOLICITED E-MAILS
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided
in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly
requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the
unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.
3. Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do
not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies
are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other
cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the
next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable
you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general
and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of
this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions
you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website
operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the
operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are
addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact
information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further
questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1
lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required
to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data
collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke
your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g.
after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions –
in particular retention periods.
PROCESSING OF DATA (CUSTOMER AND CONTRACT DATA)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content organization or change
of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which
permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual actions. We collect, process and use
personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possible
for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.
The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the business
relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an
analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually
transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services
offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google
within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic
Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in
the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall
use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other
services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address
transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser
software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to
their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated
with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by
downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will
result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this
website: Google Analytics deactivation.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the
German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate
reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are
interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be
allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings
changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics
as explained in section “Objection to the recording of data.”
GOOGLE ADWORDS AND GOOGLE CONVERSION TRACKING
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online promotional program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
In conjunction with Google AdWords, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted by Google, a
cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web browser places on the user’s
computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If the user visits certain pages
of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an
ad and has been linked to this page.
A different cookie is allocated to every Google AdWords customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via websites of AdWords
customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is used to generate Conversion statistics
for AdWords customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking. The users receive the total number of users that have
clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive
any information that would allow them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you
have the option to object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser
under user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.
The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website
operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and
To review more detailed information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please consult the Data Privacy
Policies of Google at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you can permit cookies
only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general and you can also activate the
automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be