Data Protection Declaration


This data protection declaration clarifies for users of this website (hereinafter “Website”) the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider.

Bernhard-Röttgen-Waldweg 20
41379 Brüggen/Ndrh.

Tel.  +49 (0)2163 – 950 90-0

The legal principles of data protection are found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data / server log files

We (and/or our webspace provider) collect data about each access to the website (so-called server log files). Access data includes:

The name of the requested website, file, date and time of the request, transferred data quantity, report of successful request, browser type, and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the last page visited), IP address and the requesting provider.

We use this protocol data only for statistical analyses for the purpose of the operation, safety and optimisation of the website. We reserve the right, however, to review the protocol date at a later time if there are specific grounds for a justifiable suspicion of illegal use.

Handling personal data

Personal data refers to information that can be used to identify an individual, i.e. information that can be traced back to an individual. This includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number but personal data also includes data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were looked at by somebody

We acquire, use or forward such personal data only if permitted by law and necessary for additional services or if you approve of the data acquisition. For example is the forwarding of email addresses to our parcel service necessary to enable you the use of parcel tracking.

Establishing contact

When establishing contact with us (for example through a contact form or e-mail) your information is stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for the event that follow-up questions arise.

Comments and articles

If users post comments in a blog or other articles, we store their IP addresses. This is done for our security for the event that somebody writes illegal content in comments and articles (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we can be prosecuted ourselves for the comment or article and therefore are interested in the identity of the author.

Embedded services and third party content

It can happen that third-party content, such as YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are embedded in our website. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter "third-party providers") see the IP address of the user, since without this IP address the content in question could not be sent to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We endeavour to use only such content for which the respective third-party providers use the IP address only for delivery of the content. However, we have no control over saving of the IP address by third-party providers, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we are aware of this, we inform the users of our website accordingly.

Login function

Data entered during login is used for the purposes of the use of the website. The user can be informed about website- or login-relevant information like changes in the scope of the website or technical circumstances via e-mail. The collected data is apparent from the input mask during login. This includes name, address, country, e-mail address and telephone number.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case of anonymous IP activation on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other countries that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only under exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and shortened there. The IP anonymisation feature on this website is activated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google will not associate your IP address with other data which is stored by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collation of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and pertaining to your use of the website and also the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. At the same time, an opt-out-cookie is deposited on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on this link again.

Use of Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see:

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is still a possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymized IP address is stored.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.

+1 button of Google+

On our website we use the “+1” button from the social network Google+ (Google Plus) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA, ("Google" in the following). The button can be recognised by the sign “+1” on a white or coloured background.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a “+1” button, your browser establishes a direct connection with Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button is transmitted from Google directly to your browser, which embeds it into the website. We therefore have no impact on the amount of data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking on the button. Such data, including the IP address, is collected and processed only for logged in members.

On the purpose and scope of data collection through Google as well as the further processing and use of your data as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit the privacy policies of Google: and the FAQ:

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

You have the right to find out what personal data has been stored regarding you and may apply to get this information at no charge. In addition, you have the right to demand the correction of inaccurate data, blocking and deletion of your personal data insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain it

Contacts in case of questions or requests for information
In case of comments, complaints or requests for information in connection with our declaration on data protection and the processing of your personal details, please contact our data protection officer in writing at the following address:

Data protection

Carsten Metz (associated data protection officer)
EDP expert
Alte Holzer Str. 32c
42799 Leichlingen