by Bernhard Rothfos GmbH
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We always treat your personal data in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. We have appointed a competent and reliable external data protection officer. External data protection is provided by UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co KG.
In the following, we would like to inform you about the processing of personal data.
Collection and processing of personal data
You can, in principle, use our online offer without revealing your identity. Should we request personal data on our websites (such as name, address or e-mail address), for example in the context of contact forms or when registering, any such personal data is given entirely voluntarily. We use this information for our own business purposes (such as sending the requested materials / information).
For questions of any kind, you may contact us via contact details available on our website. In this case, personal data may be required in order to be able to properly allocate and answer the request/question. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The data that will allow us to contact you is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sent. 1 lit. a of the GDPR and is based on your voluntarily granted consent.
The personal data collected for the purpose of contacting us will be deleted once your request/question has been answered and once the tax and commercial retention requirements have expired.
Once you have given your consent – for example, for us to send you a newsletter or other interesting information concerning our company – you may revoke it at any time without stating reasons with effect for the future. To do this, you can use the above-mentioned contact details or another way mentioned in the newsletter.
This site uses “cookies”. Cookies are text files that your Internet browser stores and saves on your computer and that allow an analysis of website use. These are cookies that serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser. No personal data will be collected here. You can prevent the cookie installation by setting your browser accordingly. This may not allow you to use all offers fully.
This website uses the following types of cookies:
Session cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that are created and stored while visiting the website and while the internet browser is open. Session cookies allow the website to note what you have selected on the previous page so you do not have to re-enter the information. Session cookies on our website do not contain private information and do not allow you to be identified.
Each time you access the website, logs are created and processed for statistical purposes, without recording the identity of the individual user:
- Referrer (page whose link led you to this website)
- Search terms (using search engines for referrers)
- The IP address is evaluated to determine the country of origin and the provider
- Browser, operating system, installed plug-ins and screen resolution
- Time spent on the page
The aforementioned data is collected based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Sent. 1 lit. f of the GDPR and is processed by us for the following purposes:
- Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
- Ensuring that use of our website is comfortable,
- Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
- for further administrative purposes.
We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of any concrete indications of illegal use. The data will be deleted immediately if it is no longer required, but no later than after six months.
Transfer of data
Your data will in principle not be transferred to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without your explicit consent. We pass your personal data on to third parties only if this is permitted and/or required by law [e.g. on the basis of Article 6 of the GDPR]. In some cases, we use service providers for the statutory data order processing; the website is hosted by RAIDBOXES GmbH and maintained by Lena Tippel/Christian Knott. Full responsibility for the processing of data lies with us. Furthermore, we sometimes use plug-ins from other providers on our website, more details on which can be found below.
Liability for content
The contents of this site were created with the greatest of care. We can, however, assume no liability for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. We, as the service provider, are responsible under general law for our own content on this website.
Liability for links (content of external providers)
Cross-references (“links”) to content provided by other providers are to be differentiated from our own content. We have no influence on the content of linked sites, the responsibility for which always rests with the respective provider or operator.
Rights of data subjects
We hereby inform you that, in accordance with Article 15 et seq. of the GDPR and under the conditions defined therein, you have the right to information about your personal data, as well as to rectification or deletion or restriction of the processing of your data, and you furthermore have a right to object to the processing and transfer of data. You also have the right, under Article 77 of the GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulatory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violated the GDPR. If the processing is based on Article 6 Para. 1 (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 Para. 2 (a) of the GDPR (consent), you also have the right to revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing that took place up until your consent was revoked.
Right to information, Art. 15 GDPR
You have the right to request information about whether and to what extent your personal data will beprocessed (in particular processing purpose, recipient of the data, duration of storage, etc.).
Right to rectification of data, Art. 16 GDPR
You have the right to request correction of your stored data if it is incorrect or incomplete. This includes the right to be completed/corrected through supplementary statements or communications.
Right to deletion of data, Art. 17 GDPR
You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data. This is possible, for example, if the data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or if the data is to be deleted due to legal obligations. In individual cases, however, this right may be excluded.
Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. This is possible, for example, if your data is incorrectly recorded or if the data processing is unlawful. If the processing is restricted, the data may be processed only in narrowly defined cases.
Right to data transferability, Art. 20 GDPR
You have the right to demand that the data concerning you be returned to you or to a person appointed by you in a standard electronic, machine-readable data format, if you have provided this data yourself.
Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time with future effect, provided that the processing of the data serves to protect legitimate interests (see Article 6 Para. 1 lit. e), f) of the GDPR). If you object, it will be verified whether the legal requirements for the processing of your data are in place and, if they are not in place, no further processing of your data will be undertaken.
Right to complain to the regulatory authorities, Art. 77 GDPR
You have the right to contact the competent regulatory authority of the European Union or the member states at any time for possible violations of data protection regulations.
To make traveling easier, we offer you the use of Google Maps to display maps and receive travel directions. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. These pages will be marked accordingly.
When Google Maps is called up and retrieved, Google sets a cookie to process user preferences and data when viewing the page and associated features on which Google Maps is integrated. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain period of time (up to 24 months), unless it has been deleted by you.
By using this service, you agree to the collection, processing and use by Google of the data collected and the data you have entered. The Google Maps terms of service can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/en_en/help/terms_maps.html [external page].
Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter.
Use of MailChimp
You will be asked to consent to the use of your personal data to receive our newsletter as follows:
We use the newsletter to provide you with regular updates about our offers. To receive our newsletter, you will need a valid email address. We will then check the email address entered to ensure that you are actually its owner or if its owner has agreed to receive our newsletter. By registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and date and time of registration. This will be used in case a third party misuses your email address to subscribe to our newsletter without your knowledge.
We will not compare the data collected during newsletter registration with any other data that might be collected by other components of our site.
Newsletter by MailChimp
We use MailChimp to send our newsletter to our subscribers. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.
The data stored when you registered for the newsletter (email address, name, IP address, and time and date of registration) will be sent to a server operated by The Rocket Science Group in the United States and stored there in accordance with its EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Further information about the data protection offered by MailChimp can be found at:
You may cancel your newsletter subscription and revoke your consent to the storage of this data at any time with future effect. For instructions to take this step, please refer to the confirmation email and each newsletter.
Our newsletter includes so-called web bugs that allow us to recognise if and when an email has been opened and which links in the email have been clicked by its recipient.
This data is stored by us so that we can best align our newsletter to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data thus collected is used to send personalised newsletters to each recipient.
You will be asked to consent to the use of your personal data as follows:
“I agree that my data and my user responses will be stored electronically by newsletter tracking so that I can receive a personalised newsletter. The revocation of the consent to receive the newsletter constitutes a revocation of the consent for the tracking described above.”
By revoking the consent to receive the newsletter, the consent to the aforementioned tracking is revoked.
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact directly our data protection officer, who will also be available with his team to handle requests for information, questions or complaints.
Contact details for the data protection officer
Dr. Jörn Voßbein, external Data Protection Officer, Nützenberger Straße 119, 42115 Wuppertal, Germany
Tel.: 0202 – 265 74 0
Version: April 2018, Bernhard Rothfos GmbH