Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily
technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is
recorded automatically when you access our website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the
address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this
or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent
supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of
your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section “Right to
Restriction of Data Processing.”

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a
rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot
be traced back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance
by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please consult our Data Protection
Declaration below.

You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data
Protection Declaration.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Litzkuhn & Niederwipper GmbH
Schlosserstr. 28
51789 Lindlar
Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0) 2266 4751-0
E-mail: info(at)litzkuhn-niederwipper.de

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail
addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an
informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that
occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct
advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at
any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique
situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on
which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an
objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present
compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights
and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal
entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at
any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This
also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your
personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to
Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine
readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done
only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the
browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you
have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate
to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information
Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
    some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to
    demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
    demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
    entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead
    of its eradication.
  • If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be
    weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the
    right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving –
may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory
information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information
material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the
express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for
instance via SPAM messages.

3. Recording of data on our website

Cookies

In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your
computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly,
effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your
browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave
our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to
recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed
and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific
situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide
certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free
and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your
browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.

Server log files

The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server
log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:

  • The type and version of browser used
  • The used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • The hostname of the accessing computer
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to
achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any
contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event
that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent
(Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us.
To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the
data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without
prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution
of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is
based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since
we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, content
organization or change of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art.
6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual
actions. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the
extent that this is necessary to make it possible for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.

The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the
business relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that
enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of
this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit.
f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize
both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.

IP anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be
abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified
the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP
address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in
exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse
your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the
operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address
transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in
Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of
your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the
functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the
data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by
Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in
available under the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following
link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during
future visits to this website:

Google Analytics Deactivation

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data
Privacy Declaration at:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent
provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic parameters” provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible
to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources
of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third
party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this
function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can
generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section “Objection to the
recording of data.”

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online promotional program of Google Inc., 1600
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

In conjunction with Google AdWords, we use a tool called Conversion Tracking. If you click on an ad posted
by Google, a cookie for Conversion Tracking purposes will be placed. Cookies are small text files the web
browser places on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally
identify users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and
we will be able to recognise that the user has clicked on an ad and has been linked to this page.

A different cookie is allocated to every Google AdWords customer. These cookies cannot be tracked via
websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the assistance of the Conversion cookie is
used to generate Conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted to use Conversion Tracking.
The users receive the total number of users that have clicked on their ads and have been linked to a page
equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that would allow
them to personally identify these users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you have the option to
object to this use by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your web browser under
user settings. If you do this, you will not be included in the Conversion Tracking statistics.

The storage of “Conversion” cookies and the use of this tracking tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the
operator’s web offerings and advertising.

To review more detailed information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, please
consult the Data Privacy Policies of Google at:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

You can set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified anytime cookies are placed and you
can permit cookies only in certain cases or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in
general and you can also activate the automatic deletion of cookies upon closing of the browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

5. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site.
These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in
conjunction with this application.

Google Maps

Via an API, this website uses the mapping service Google Maps. The provider is Google Inc., 1600
Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To enable the use of the Google Maps features, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this information is
transferred to one of Google’s servers in the United States, where it is archived. The operator of this website
has no control over the data transfer.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing manner and to make the locations
disclosed on our website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f
GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please review Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.