Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The protection of your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you at this point how we implement the data protection regulations within the scope of our Internet offer.

Name and contact data of the data controller

This data protection information applies to data processing by the responsible body specified below:

Essener Str. 5
46047 Oberhausen

Represented by: Gregor van Ackeren, Oliver Kreienbrink

Phone: +49 (0)208 620 162 20


Register entry:

Register court: Local court Duisburg

Register number: HRB 28449

Collection of general information when you visit our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is only information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary for the correct delivery of content requested by you from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. They are processed for the following purposes

– Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,

– Ensuring that our website is used as comfortably as possible,

– Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as

– for other administrative purposes.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (hereinafter „DSGVO“). Our legitimate interest is derived from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for drawing conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the specified responsible body and, if applicable, contract processors.

In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. You will find more information on this under point 3 of this data protection declaration.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called „cookies“. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) and stored there. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses or other malware to your terminal device. The information contained in cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to display our web pages correctly. On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal for a specific period. If you visit our site again to make use of our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

You can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Registration on our website

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. This data is entered an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

At the time of registration, the following data will also be stored automatically:

– IP address of the accessing computer

– Date and time of registration

As part of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

Registration of the user is initially required for the provision of certain content and services on our website. In the context of an existing business relationship, the registration of the user is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with the user or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

The legal basis for the processing of the aforementioned data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent. If the registration serves the fulfilment of a contract or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. This applies to the data collected during the registration process if the registration on our website is cancelled or changed. This is also the case for the data collected during registration to fulfil a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures if the data is no longer required for the performance of the contract. Even after conclusion of the contract, it may be necessary to store personal data of the contractual partner to comply with contractual or legal obligations.

As a user, you have the possibility to unsubscribe from registration at any time. The data stored about you can also be corrected or deleted at any time. If the data are necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, premature deletion of the data is only possible insofar as there are no contractual or legal obligations to the contrary. If you would like to make use of one of the aforementioned rights, please contact us by e-mail at

Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics. For more information on how Google Analytics uses user data, please see Google’s privacy policy:

Order processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics of Google Analytics

This website uses the function „demographic features“ of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and visitor data from third parties. This information cannot be associated with any specific individual. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data as described under „Objection to data collection“.

storage period

Data stored by Google at the user and event level that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link:

Google Analytics Remarketing

This website uses the features of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device features of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick. Provider is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This feature allows Google Analytics Remarketing to link the ad target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device features of Google Ads and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalized advertising messages that have been customized to you based on your past usage and browsing behavior on one device (e.g., mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your devices (e.g., tablet or PC). If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browser history to your Google Account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalized advertising messages can be displayed on any device on which you sign in with your Google Account. To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target audiences for cross-device advertising. You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by opting out of personalized advertising by following this link: The data collected in your Google Account will only be aggregated based on your consent, which you may give or revoke to Google (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). In the case of data collection processes that are not merged into your Google Account (e.g. because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merging), the data collection is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes. Further information and the data protection regulations can be found in Google’s data protection declaration at:

Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. As part of Google Ads, we use what is known as conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet 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 expired, Google and we may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked through Google Ads customer websites. The information collected from the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive any information that personally identifies them. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can opt out of this use by easily turning off the Google Conversion Tracking cookie in your Internet browser under User Preferences. You will then 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 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time. More information about Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in the Google Privacy Policy: You can set your browser to notify you when cookies are set, to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, to refuse cookies in certain circumstances or generally, and to enable automatic cookie deletion when you close your browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

LinkedIn Pixel

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, you will be connected to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. Further information on this can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: Further information on LinkedIn’s privacy policy and cookies can be found here.


We use the Zoho Creator to send out our newsletter. The Zoho Creator is a product of Zoho Corporation, which is committed to privacy and data security as evidenced by ISO 27001 and SOC 2 Type 2 certifications. ZOHO Corporation is certified to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the transfer of data to the United States. Contact see or

Headquarters: Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd, Estancia IT Park, Plot No. 140 & 151, GST Road, Vallancherry Village, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kanchipuram District 603 202, INDIA

Offices in the USA: Zoho Corporation, 4141 Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, California 94588, USA and Zoho Corporation, 3910 S, IH 35, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78704, USA

Zoho Corporation participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield and certifies its compliance. Zoho Corporation undertakes to comply with all personal data received from member states of the European Union (EU) in accordance with the applicable procedures of the Privacy Shield Agreement. For more information about Privacy Shield, see the US Chamber of Commerce Privacy Shield List.

Zoho Corporation is responsible for the processing of data received under the Privacy Shield Agreement and may subsequently transfer such data to a third party acting as a commercial agent. Zoho Corporation complies with the provisions of the Privacy Shield for all transfers of personal data from the EU, including the liability arrangements for the transfer.

With respect to personal data obtained or transferred under the Privacy Shield, Zoho Corporation is subject to the enforcement powers of the U.S. Trade Commission. In certain situations, Zoho Corporation may be required to disclose personal information in order to comply with lawful requests from public authorities, including to ensure national security or for law enforcement purposes.

Under certain conditions, which are further described on the Privacy Shield website, you may exercise your right to binding arbitration if all other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

In addition, we do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU/EEA or to international organisations.

Google Maps

This page uses the Google Maps map service via a so-called programming interface („API“). Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States; we have no control over the transmission of this information.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our website as well as of an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google’s data protection declaration:

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products can also be found here:

Purposes of data processing, disclosure of data

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated.

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

– you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO,

– the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO is necessary for the execution of a contract with you,

– the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation, or

– the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data.

Deletion and blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We will therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for by the storage periods stipulated by law or regulations. After the respective purpose has ceased or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal requirements.

Data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time:

– in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO (German Data Protection Act), information about your data stored by us and its processing;

– according to art. 16 DSGVO correction of incorrect personal data;

– according to art. 17 DSGVO Deletion of your data stored with us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;

– pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO (German Data Protection Act), restriction of data processing, insofar as we are not yet permitted to delete your data due to statutory obligations;

– pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO data transferability, if you have consented to data processing or concluded a contract with us;

– pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO (German Data Protection Act), against the processing of your data by us, insofar as there are reasons for this which result from your situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without stating a situation.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, please contact us by e-mail at

You can always complain to the supervisory authority responsible for you. Your responsible supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the presumed violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at:

data security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. In order to guarantee this, we use, for example, state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL). Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Timeliness and amendment of this data protection declaration, questions

This privacy policy is currently valid and as of November 2019.

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions about data protection. Please refer to point 1 of this data protection declaration for our contact details.

Status: 11.11.2019