Our website can be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site which are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German and European data protection laws. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific individual person. The legal framework for data protection can be found in the GDPR, the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the site owner
Kiefernstr. 13, D-33334 Gütersloh
Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured. Opening our website the user’s internet browser will automatically send certain data to the website’s server. These data are stored temporarily in a so-called log-file.
The following information is gathered without your doing and will be stored until automatically deleted:
your computer’s IP address
date and time of access
name and URL of the accessed file
browser type, your computer’s operating system and the name of your access provider
These data will be processed for the following purposes:
maintaining smooth connection with the site
maintaining a comfortable use of our website
analysis of system security and stability, and
further administrative purposes
Legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 par. 1 subp. 1 point f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purposes of the gathering if the data. We will never use the gathered data in order to draw conclusions about you as a person.
The data processing with regard to contacting us follows Art 6 par. 1 sub. 1 point a GDPR based upon your voluntary consent. The personal data gathered for using the contact form will be automatically deleted after your enquiry has been answered. The same applies if you send us an email to the email address published on our website.
Forwarding of data
We will not forward your personal data for other than the purposes mention in the following. We only forward your personal data to others if
you have given your consent under Art. 6 par. 1 subp. 1 point a GDPR,
the forwarding is necessary under Art. 6 par. 1 sub. 1 point f GDPR to pursue, maintain or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a higher, protection worthy interest in the data not being forwarded,
in case there is a legal obligation for the forwarding under Art. 6 par. 1 sub. 1 point f GDPR, or
if it is legally permitted and under Art. 6 par. 1 sub. 1 point b GDPR necessary in order to handle contractual relations with you.
We use the Google Maps component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google.” Google sets a cookie in order to process the user configuration and data when the page with the integrated Google Maps component is displayed. Usually this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but rather expires after a certain time, unless it has not previously been manually deleted by you.
For purposes of promotion, our website also employs the Google ad tool "Google-Adwords". As part of this, our website employs the analysis service "Conversion-Tracking" from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. If you access our site by way of a Google ad, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores to your computer. These so-called "conversion cookies" cease to be active after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website while the cookie is still active, we and Google know that you, as user, have clicked on ads placed on Google and were redirected to our site. Google uses the information obtained through "conversion cookies" to compile statistics for our website. These statistics tell us the total number of users who have clicked on our ad as well as which pages of our site were then accessed by each user. However, neither we nor other advertisers who use "Google-Adwords" receive any kind of information that can be used to personally identify users. You can prevent the installation of "conversion cookies" by making the appropriate change to your browser settings, for example by setting your browser so that the automatic placement of cookies is deactivated or by blocking cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com“.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Keeping you signed in, understanding how you use our website, among others.
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:
Functionality – the site uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
Advertising – the site uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. We sometimes share some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
You have the right:
under Art. 15 GDPR to obtain from confirmation from us as to whether or not your personal data is being processed, and, where that is the case, to access the personal data and the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations, where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject. Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer. The controller shall provide a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. For any further copies requested by the data subject, the controller may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs. Where the data subject makes the request by electronic means, and unless otherwise requested by the data subject, the information shall be provided in a commonly used electronic form. The right to obtain a copy shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
under Art. 16 GDPR to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and to have incomplete personal data completed.
Art. 17 GDPR to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data without undue delay and we shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the grounds mentioned in Art. 17 GDPR applies.
Art. 18 GDPR to obtain from us restriction of processing of your personal data as far as the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data; the processing is unlawful and you are opposing the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of us override yours.
under Art. 20 GDPR to receive your personal data, which you have provided to a us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have the data transmitted those data to another controller without hindrance from us.
under Art. 7 par. 3 GDPR to withdraw your given consent at any time, which will have the effect that we will no longer be allowed to continue the processing of your data which was based upon your consent.
under Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the stipulations of the GDPR.
under Art. 21 GDPR to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data based on Article 6 par. 1 point e or f GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
If you wish to exercise your right to withdraw consent or to object under Art. 21 GDPR, you may just send us an email: