Privacy Policy statement

1. Name and contact details of the controller / company data protection officer

This data protection information applies to data processing by:

Person responsible pursuant to article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR is the F.W. Barth & Co. GmbH Fuggerstr. 25, 41352 Korschenbroich (see our imprint).

You can reach our data protection Officer under or our postal address with the addition “The Data protection officer”.

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

a) Visiting the website
When you visit our website information will automatically bei sent to the server of our website through the browsers to be used on your device. This information is stored temporarily in a so-called logfile. The following information is recorded without your intervention and is stored until automated deletion:

• IP address of the requesting computer,
• Date and time of access,
• Name and URL of the retrieved file,
• Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
• The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name  of your access provider.

The aforementioned data are processed by us for the following purposes:

• Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
• Ensure a comfortable use of our website,
• Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
• For further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the above listed purposes for data collection. In no case shall we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions on your person. We also use cookies and Analysis Services when you visit our website. For further explanations, please see para. 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) Using our contact-form
In case of questions of any kind we offer you the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid email-address so that we know who the request came from and to be able to answer it. Further information may be made voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted upon completion of the request you have made.

3. Disclosure of data

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

We only share your personal information with third parties if:

•    They are in accordance with article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. (a) have given GDPR express consent to
•     Disclosure in accordance with article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. (f) GDPR is necessary for the assertion,
exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that they have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of their data,
•    In the event that, for the transfer in accordance with article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. (c) GDPR a legal obligation, and
•     This is permitted by law and in accordance with article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. (b) GDPR is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with them.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates
and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site.
Cookies do not damage your device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other malicious

The cookie is used to store information that is related to the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for
you. So we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual
pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize the user experience, which are stored
on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services,
we will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and
settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other, we use cookies to collect statistically the usage of our website and to evaluate
it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you (see point 5). These cookies allow us to
automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again.
These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time.

The data processed by cookies are for the aforementioned purposes for the protection of our
legitimate interests as well as the third party under article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. F GDPR required.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so
that cookies are not stored on your computer or that a message is always displayed before
new cookie is created. However, full disabling of cookies may result in you not being able to
use all the features of our website.

5. Analysis Tools

Tracking tools
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on article 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f GDPR performed. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a tailored design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other, we use the tracking
measures to collect statistically the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. Such interests shall be regarded as entitled within the meaning
of the aforementioned provision. The respective data processing purposes and categories
can be traced from the corresponding tracking tools.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a Web Analytics service from Google Inc.
( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA
94043, USA) for the purpose of design and continuous optimization of our pages; hereinafter
“Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies are used
(see under para. 4). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website,
such as

• Browser type/version,
• Operating system used,
• Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
• Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
• Time of the server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The information is
used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to
provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes
of market research and appropriate design of these internet pages. This information may
also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this
data in order. In no case will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The
IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP-masking).

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting of the browser
software; However, we would point out that in this case, not all functions of this website can
be used in full.
You can also prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie and related to
your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by
downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can
also prevent Google Analytics from capturing it by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is set
to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie
is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you
delete the cookies in this browser, you must reset the opt-out cookie.

For more information about Google Analytics privacy, see Google Analytics Help

We use the open source software Matomo to analyze and statistically evaluate the use of the
website. Cookies are used for this purpose (see section 4). The information generated by the
cookie about the website usage is transferred to our servers and summarized in
pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website
and to make it possible to design our website as needed. The information is not passed on to
third parties.

In no case will the IP address be associated with other data relating to the user. The IP
adresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP-masking).
Your visit to this website is currently covered by the Matomo Web Analytics. Click here
( to stop capturing your visit.

6. Rights concerned

You have the right to:

•     In accordance with article 15 GDPR to request information about your personal data
    processed by us. In particular, you can provide 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, Deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling and, where appropriate, information on their details;
•     In accordance with article 16 GDPR, immediately request the rectification of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;
•     In accordance with article 17 GDPR, the deletion of your personal data stored by us is to be requested, unless the processing for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public Interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
•     In accordance with article 18 GDPR to require the processing of your personal data, insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject the deletion and we no longer need the data, but you They need to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or they have GDPR opposition to processing in accordance with article 21;
•     In accordance with article 20 GDPR, your personal data which you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-read format or require the transmission to another person responsible;
•     In accordance with article 73 GDPR, your once-given consent must be revoked from us at any time. As a result, we are not allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
•     In accordance with article 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of stay or workplace or our office.

7. Right of objection
Provided your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with article 6 (1)
p. 1 lit. f GDPR are processed, you have the right to object to the processing of your
personal data in accordance with article 21 GDPR insofar as there are reasons which arise
from your particular situation or if the opposition to direct advertising Taught. In the latter
case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without giving any
particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an
e-mail is sufficient to

8. Data security
We use the common Secure Socket Layer (SSL) process within the site visit, in conjunction
with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. Typically, this is a 256 bit
encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit V3
technology instead. If a single page of our Internet presence is transmitted encrypted, you
will recognize the closed display of the bowl or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data
against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against
unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in
line with technological developments.

9. Topicality and amendment of this privacy policy
This privacy statement is currently valid and has the status of May 2018.

By the further development of our website and offers about it or due to changes in legal or
regulatory regulations it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current data
protection declaration can be accessed and printed at any time on the website at [respective sub-page].