Privacy Terms

Moritzstrasse 14
42117 Wuppertal, Germany

Phone: +49 202 75 80 10-0
Contact e-mail address:

Holger Bramsiepe, Keith Alan Koster (both Managing Directors)
Contact details as above

Data Protection Officer:
Data protection e-mail address:
Further contact details as above

(hereinafter referred to as Provider)
to the users of the website (hereinafter referred to as Website).
With the following declaration we inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your data in connection with your visit to our website.

I. Summary
The provider stores and processes your personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG 2018).
When you access the provider’s website, the provider processes certain usage data to enable you to use its services.
You have a right to information regarding your data or to correction, deletion and restriction of the processing of your data, a right to object to the processing, a right to data transfer and a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.
Further information can be found below.

II. data protection information according to Act. 13, 14 DSGVO and §§ 32 et seq. BDSG 2018
1. definitions
a. Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more specific characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b. Stock data
Inventory data is personal data of a user which are necessary for the establishment, content design or amendment of a contractual relationship between the service provider and the user regarding the use of telemedia.

c. Usage data
Usage data is the personal data of a user, which are necessary to enable and account for the use of telemedia. In particular, this includes features for identifying the user, information about the beginning and end as well as the scope of the respective use and information about the telemedia used by the user.

d. Processing
Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

e. Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person;

f. Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Cookies always have a validity period that can be limited to the end of the user session (so-called session cookies) or can also last for a longer period of time (so-called permanent cookies). These permanent cookies remain on your computer and enable the provider or its partner companies (so-called third party cookies) to recognize your computer during your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or reject them in certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of the website may be restricted.

g. Website
A website, also referred to as a web presence, is the presence of a private or entrepreneurial provider of telemedia in the worldwide network (World Wide Web) at a specific Internet address. The web presence includes websites or sub-pages and optionally available downloadable documents as well as other retrievable audiovisual media services.

2. description and extent of the processing of your data

This section informs you about the purposes for which your personal data will be processed and the legal basis for the processing.

a. Processing operations applicable to the entire website

The provider publishes information about his company and his services as well as about his events via the website.

The provider processes the data provided by you in order to enable you to use this website.

b. Processing in the case of sending e-mails
You can contact the provider via the e-mail addresses provided on the website. The provider processes the data you provide to answer your contact request

Data collection (stock data)
– First name and surname
– firm
– street
– location
– country
– Phone
– fax
– email
– web

In the event that an e-mail is sent, the aforementioned inventory data will be processed insofar as you communicate this to the provider. The provider will not add any further data to your data record without your consent, unless there is legal permission for this.

The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, if you have given your consent to the provider, and also Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (data processing based on safeguarding the legitimate interests of the data controller). If the purpose of establishing contact is to initiate a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is also a legal basis for data processing.

Data provided by you will be deleted immediately after your request has been dealt with or, in the event of a failure to deal with it, no later than 12 months after the last contact. The enquiry is then settled when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been conclusively clarified. However, the provider will not delete your data if another reason for the processing of your data (e.g. the fulfilment of a contract) arises in the meantime. You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data or to object to data processing which is not based on consent. The revocation or objection can be exercised in particular by e-mail to the above-mentioned contact e-mail address. In this case, all personal data stored by the provider in the course of contacting you will be deleted.

Your right of revocation does not apply to data required by the provider in the context of fulfilling a contract or pre-contractual measures. However, you may be entitled to further rights on the basis of which you can claim the deletion of your data.

c. Processing of log data
When accessing the provider’s website, your Internet browser automatically transmits certain data to the provider’s server for technical reasons. The following data is collected separately from other data that you may transmit to the provider and used for the aforementioned purposes:

Data collection (usage data)
– Name of the requested website or url,
– Date and time of the retrieval,
– Access status / Http status code,
– the amount of data transferred in each case,
– Web page through which the request comes,
– Browser software and software version,
– Operating system and version,
– IP address

The legal basis for the storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If the data are stored in log files, the usage data will be deleted after 7 days at the latest. Storage going beyond this is possible in accordance with data protection permissions. In this case, the IP addresses will be deleted or alienated so that it is no longer possible to assign the Internet page retrieval to your computer.

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website and limited to the extent necessary for the control of disturbances (BGH, judgment of 03.07.14, Ref.: III ZR 3091/13). Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object. However, you may exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, such as the anonymisation of your IP address by VPN providers.

d. Use of cookies / analysis tools
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 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. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

3. the existence of appropriate guarantees

a. Pseudonymisation
Insofar as the provider collects usage data, he always stores it under pseudonyms (in the case of cookies, e.g. via a unique session key). The provider does not combine pseudonymous data with data about the bearer of the pseudonym (such as inventory data).

b. Use of encryption technologies
When transferring data between your computer or mobile device and the provider’s server, the provider uses the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security system. This technology is intended to protect your data from being read by unauthorized third parties and offers a very high security standard. You can tell that your data is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of a key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

4. recipient of the personal data

The provider will not forward your data to third parties.

5. rights concerned

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data concerning you and to correct or delete such data or to restrict the processing or the right to object to such processing, the right to data transfer and the right of appeal to a supervisory authority in accordance with the description given below.

You have the right:
– to request information about your personal data processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
– in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
– to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
– to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
– in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right, to Art. 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of your personal data if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if 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 particular situation (see III.6). If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to the above-mentioned contact e-mail address.