Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company and our offers.  Despite careful content control, we do not accept any liability for external links to third-party contents, because we did not arrange the transmission of such information, nor did we select the addressee of the transmitted information nor select or modify the transmitted information.   

The protection of your personal data collected, processed and used during your visit to our website is of utmost importance to us and is carried out in accordance with the legal requirements, details of which can be found at

Hereafter, we will explain what information we collect during your visit to our websites and how we use it:


1. Collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of its use   

a) When visiting the website

Every time a customer (or any other visitor) visits our website, the internet browser used on your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone) automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile (protocol file).   

The following data is automatically collected and stored until their automated deletion:   

  • (pseudonymised) IP address of the enquiring computer, as well as device ID or individual device identification and device type, 
  • name of the accessed file and the transmitted data volume, as well as date and time of access,  
  • notification of successful request,
  • enquiring domain,
  • description of the type of internet browser used and – possibly - the operating system of your device as well as the name of your access provider,
  • your browser process data as well as your standard web log information, location information, including location information from your mobile device. Please note that with most mobile devices, you can control or deactivate the use of the location service in the settings of your mobile device.

Our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR for the collection of data is based upon the following purposes:

  • guaranteeing a smooth connection set-up and a comfortable use of the website,
  • analysing the system security and stability, 
  • for further administrative purposes.

We do not use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you at any time.     

b) When using our contact form                                                                                             

For any type of question, we offer the possibility to contact us via a form provided on the website. You are required to provide at least a valid email address and your name in order for us to know, where the request came from and to allow us to reply to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.    

The data processing for the purpose of making contact is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR upon the basis of the authorisation voluntarily provided by you.   

The personal data collected by us when using the contact form are automatically deleted upon completion of your request.   


2. Transfer of personal data                                                                               

A transfer of your data to third parties for purposes other than those listed hereafter does not take place.   

We only transfer your data to third parties, if:                                                                              

  • you have explicitly authorised us to do so (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR),
  • it is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR),
  • there is a legal obligation to transfer the data (Art.6 Para.1 lit. c GDPR),
  • the transfer is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding, legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR).

In these cases, the extent of the transferred data is restricted only to the required minimum.    

Our data protection regulations are in line with the valid data protection regulations and the data is only processed in the Federal Republic of Germany.  Transfers to third countries does not take place and is not intended. 


3. Rights of the affected persons

The GDPR grants users (the so-called affected persons) different, partially new rights. These must all be listed along with the legal basis, which is why this point is described in more detail. Please carefully read these rights! Among others, the affected person has the right to request information at any time, whether and what data is processed for what purpose and who it is transmitted to on what basis. This also includes the right of the affected person to be supplied with copies. Exception: For large data files (e.g. social networks), users may be asked to substantiate the information into certain data types. The information must be provided immediately and must never take more than 1 month.  

Upon request, we will inform you, whether and which of your personal data is stored (Art. 15 GDPR), especially regarding the processing reasons, the personal data category, the categories of recipients, to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of the right of correction, deletion or limitation of the processing or the right of objection, the existence of the right to complain, the origin of your data, provided that it has not been collected by us, as well as about the existence of an automated decision-making including profiling.    

Furthermore, you have the right to correct possibly inaccurately collected personal data or to have incompletely collected data completed (Art. 16 GDPR).

You also have the right to request a restriction of processing of your data, provided that the respective legal requirements are met (Art. 18 GDPR).

You have the right to request your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible entity (Art. 20 GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the “right to be forgotten”, i.e. you can request the deletion of your personal data, provided that the respective legal requirements are met (Art. 17 GDPR).

Irrespective of the above, your personal data will be automatically deleted by us, once the purpose of the data collection has ceased to exist or the data processing has been carried out unlawfully.    

In accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your authorisation at any time. This means that we will not be authorised to continue the data processing that was based upon this authorisation in the future.    

You also have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data at any time, as long as the right of objection is provided by the law. In the event of an effective revocation, your personal data is also deleted by us (Art. 21 GDPR).

Should you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to:

In the event of any breach of the data protection regulations, you can complain to the respective regulatory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. The responsible regulatory authority is either the Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen (State Data Protection Officer for North Rhine Westphalia) ( or any other regulatory authority.


4. Duration of data storage                                                                                                                       

The collected data is stored as long as it is required to process any contracts agreed upon with us or as long as you have not exercised your right of deletion or your right of data transfer to another company.   


5. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files, which are automatically created by your browser and are stored on your device, when you visit our website.   

Within the cookie, information is stored that result from the connection with the specific device that was used. However, this does not mean that we are instantly informed about your identity.    

Cookies are initially used to make our offer more user-friendly: we therefore use so-called session cookies in order to recognise that you have already visited individual sub-sites of our website; provided that you have registered, your password is stored on our website and for the alternation between sub-sites for the duration of your visit in order to ensure that you do not have to re-enter the password and any goods that you have put in the shopping basket will be stored until you go to the check-out. After leaving our website, these session cookies are automatically deleted from our website.  In order to optimise user-friendliness, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a pre-determined period. If you visit our website again to make use of our services, the system automatically recognises that you have visited us before and which entries and settings you used so that you will not have to re-enter them.

We also use cookies in order to statistically record and analyse the use of our website and to optimise our offer for you.  If you visit us again, these cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have visited us before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a pre-determined period. 

The data processed by cookies for the respective purposes is required for the protection of our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not want us to recognise information via your computer, please set you internet browser to delete cookies from your hard drive, to block all cookies or to warn you before a cookie is stored. Please refer to the help and support tab of your internet browser to find out how to delete or block cookies. This is where you will find instructions on how to search for a file or directory, where cookies were stored.   

Please note that the complete deactivation of cookies might lead to you being unable to fully use all of the functionalities of our website.   

If you leave our website via a link or by clicking on banner advertising thus visiting third party sites, the addressee of the clicked target page might also set cookies. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the respective data protection declaration of our advertising partners to find out about the use of cookies and the respectively stored information. 

For the provision of our internet offer, Java applets and Java script are used. If for security reasons you do not want to make use of these tools or active contents, please deactivate the respective setting of your browser.   


6. Online marketing/analytical tools                                                                                                         

The tracking measures used by us and listed hereafter are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR, § 15 Para. 3 TMG. We use the tracking measures in order to ensure an appropriate design and the continuous optimisation of our website.  Furthermore, we use these tracking measures in order to statistically record the use of our website and to analyse it in order to optimise our offer to you. These interests must be considered as legitimate in line with the afore-mentioned regulation.   

a) Google Analytics                                                                                                                                   

We make use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter called “Google“) to ensure the appropriate design and continuous optimisation of our websites. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see above) are set.   

The information that is created by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type/version, operating system, referrer URL (the site visited before), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and the time of the server request is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and subsequently stored. In the event of an IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or other signatories of this agreement across the European Economic Area. The information is used in order to analyse the use of this website, compile reports about website activities and in order to provide further services related to the website and internet use for purposes of market research and the appropriate design of these websites. These purposes justify our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 Para. 3 TMG in connection with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

This information may be transmitted to third parties, if it is a legal requirement or if third parties process the data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with any other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an identification is not possible (so-called IP masking). 

The data sent by us and connected with cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months.  The deletion of data, whose storage duration has been reached, is automatically carried out once a month. 

More information regarding user conditions and data protection provided by Google Analytics can be found at or at

You can prevent the storage of cookies with a certain setting of your browser software; however, please note that in this case you might not be able to fully use all functionalities of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as their processing by Google, if you download and install the available browser plug-in from the following link:

As an alternative to the browser-add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics. An opt-out-cookie is set, which will prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website: deactivate Google Analytics. The opt-out-cookie only applies to 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.

b) Google fonts

We incorporate ("Google Fonts") of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. According to Google, the user data is exclusively used for the purpose of displaying the fonts within the browser of the user. The incorporation takes place based on a technically secure, maintenance-free and efficient use of fonts, their uniform display as well as the consideration of possible licencing restrictions for their incorporation.  Data protection declaration:

c) YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube (part of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you open our website, it uses your browser to create a direct connection to the YouTube servers, transmitting the information to YouTube that you have accessed our website. If you are logged into your YouTube account, your visit to our website as well as all of your interactions in connection with the plugin (e.g. clicking the YouTube button) can be linked to your YouTube profile and stored by YouTube – even if you do not have a YouTube profile, it cannot be ruled out that YouTube stores your IP address. Please also refer to the YouTube data protection guideline:

In order to prevent YouTube from collecting your data when visiting our website, simply log out of YouTube before your visit.  In order to prevent YouTube from gaining general access to your data via websites, you can eliminate YouTube plugins using an add-on for your browser.   (e.g.


7. Administration, accounting, office organisation, contact management

We process data as part of our administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our company, accounting and in compliance with the legal obligation, such as archiving. For these purposes, we use the same data that we use to fulfil our contractual services. The processing basics are detailed in Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. The processing applies to customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors.  The purpose of and our interest in the processing is based upon accounting, office organisation, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that are required for the maintenance of our business activities, recognition of our tasks and fulfilment of our services.  The deletion of data in view of contractual services and the contractual communication corresponds to the details mentioned within these processing activities.    

We disclose and transfer data to the financial authority, advisors, such as tax advisors or auditors as well as other invoicing centres and payment providers.

Furthermore, on the basis of our economic interests, we store details about suppliers, organisers and other business partners, e.g. for contacting them at a later date. This predominantly business-related data is stored in accordance with the legal requirements. 


8. Data security

We make use of all necessary technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your personal data is stored in such a way that they are not accessible by either third parties or the public.  Should you wish to email us, then please note that confidentiality cannot be completely guaranteed using this communication method. We therefore recommend to only send us confidential information by post.  


9. Up-to-datedness and modification of this data protection declaration                                            

This data protection declaration, edition May 2018, is currently valid. Further development of our website and its respective offers or changes to legal or official regulations might require modifying this data protection declaration. The respective current data protection declaration can be accessed and printed from the website at at any time.  


10. Name and contact data for the responsible entity for data processing and the data protection officer  

This data protection information is valid for the data processing by:                                             

Responsible entity: Firma Ferro Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
David-Roentgen-Straße 15-25
D-48703 Stadtlohn
Phone: +49 (0) 25 63 – 93 37 - 0

Data protection officer: Ferro Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
David-Roentgen-Straße 15-25
D-48703 Stadtlohn
Phone: +49 (0) 25 63 - 93 37 - 563