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Data protection

Privacy policy

Privacy policy for the website

1. responsible person in the sense of the data protection laws:

Stephan Kober
Sanddornring 17
59597 Bad Westernkotten
Tel: 029435949036

2. collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

2.1 Server-Logs

When you access our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The aforementioned data is processed by us to ensure a smooth connection of the website.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows the interest in a proper, stable internet presence. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

2.2 Cookies

We use cookies to operate the website. These are files that your browser saves on your end device when you visit our website. They are used to store data about your visit and for recognition purposes, as well as for statistical purposes, to improve and guarantee the operation of our website. The session cookies (also called session cookies) are deleted after you close your browser. We also use cookies that remain on your hard drive. The expiry time is set to a date in the future. On a subsequent visit, it will then automatically recognise that you have already been with us and which inputs and settings you prefer. (so-called long-term cookies).

The legal basis is § 6 para. 1 lit f DSGVO.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

2.3 Google Analytics

With your consent, we use the services of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”) for the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The data sent by us and linked to cookies are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and therefore IP addresses are shortened by Google in member states within the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission in order to exclude a direct reference to persons. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Google’s privacy policy at and specifically for Google Analytics at and at

Your consent is required for this data processing. Legal basis is Art.6 Abs.1 S.1 lit.a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by editing the cookie settings.

2.4 Google Tagmanager

We use the Google Tag Manager. This allows us to manage website tags via an interface and thus, for example, integrate Google marketing services into our online offering. The Tag Manager itself does not process any personal data of the users. For the respective Google services, please refer to the respective notices and usage guidelines at

2.5 Vimeo

Videos are embedded on the website. For this purpose, we use the video service of Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you visit a website on which a Vimeo video is embedded, your web browser connects to the server of Vimeo Inc. Vimeo processes your data even if you do not have an account with Vimeo. The data includes IP address, session duration, interaction with the video player. If you have an account with Vimeo, your data will be assigned to the account. Your data will be stored by Vimeo until the company decides to delete it. We have no influence on this. You can find more information about Vimeo’s data protection here:

The processing of your data is carried out according to your consent as per. Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

2.6 Libsyn Player (Podcast)

To use our podcast, we use the Libsyn service provided by Libsyn, 5001 Baum Boulevard, Suite 770, Pittsburgh, PA 15231. Among other things, the IP address, the time of use and the browser type used are transmitted to Libsyn via the Libsyn Player. We can see individual data on our statistics page in the Libsyn account. The remaining data is processed by Libsyn. For more privacy information on the Libsyb Podcast, please see Libsyn’s privacy policy at:

The processing of your data is carried out according to your consent as per. Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

2.7 Newsletter

We offer you a newsletter in which you will be informed about current offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must provide a valid e-mail address. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree (after a separate email confirmation) to receive the newsletter and to the explained procedures.

You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time. After your revocation, your personal data will be deleted. Your consent to receive the newsletter expires at the same time. At the end of each newsletter you will find the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter in order to declare your revocation.

2.8 Contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the request originates and so that we can answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after completion of your request, unless there are legal retention periods.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

2.10 Commissioning

When you instruct us, we collect personal data from you. The data processing is carried out in response to your request and is permitted under Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the aforementioned purposes for the appropriate processing of the order and for the mutual fulfilment of obligations.

As part of the assignment, you will receive a link from us to an external company (Insights MDI International Deutschland GmbH). There you can provide information about yourself, which will be processed by Insights MDI International Deutschland GmbH. The privacy policy of Insights MDI International Deutschland GmbH can be found at: The information you provide there is voluntary. After evaluation, the compiled results are forwarded to us. The evaluations are prepared by us and discussed with you. After completion of the assignment, this data will be deleted by us. To ensure compliance with data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Insights MDI International Deutschland GmbH.

The master data of you collected by us for the processing of the order (name, address, contact data, invoice data) will be stored until the expiry of the statutory storage obligation and then deleted.

3. disclosure of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

You have provided us with your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given their express consent to this,

this is legally permissible and in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you,

in the event that the disclosure is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO a legal obligation exists, and

the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.

4. data subject rights

You have the right pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future. In accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, you can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details. Pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, you can immediately request the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us. Pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, you may request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. Pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO. Pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, you may obtain the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller. In accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO, you can complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose. If your personal data is collected on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation. If you wish to exercise your right of objection, simply send us an e-mail at the e-mail address provided.