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Privacy is very important to us!

The protection of personal data is taken very seriously when using this website. Below, you will be informed about the collection, processing, and use of your personal data when you visit this website and use the services and offerings provided.

1. Information on Personal Data

(1) Personal data refers to individual details that relate to a person or are suitable to establish a reference to a person, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, bank details, etc. Personal data can, under certain circumstances, be used to infer a person's identity.

(2) Service provider according to § 13 Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible entity according to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Waldemar Behn GmbH
Kadekerweg 2
24340 Eckernförde

2. Rights of Data Subjects

In connection with our processing of your data, you have the following rights:

(1) Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR about the processing of your personal data by us for processing purposes, categories of processed data, recipients or categories of recipients, storage duration or criteria for determining the duration, right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection to processing, right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, information about the origin of the data if not collected from you, and the existence of automated decision-making and, where applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you, and, where applicable, information about guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR when transferred to a third country or international organizations;

(2) Right to immediate rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;

(3) Right to erasure of stored personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, if the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed, if consent has been withdrawn and there is no other legal basis, if objection to processing has been raised pursuant to Art. 21(1) or (2) GDPR and the data may no longer be processed, if the data has been unlawfully processed, if erasure is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, or if the data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services pursuant to Art. 8(1) GDPR. This does not apply if processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, compliance with a legal obligation, reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims;

(4) Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR if you contest the accuracy of the data (for the period necessary for verification), if the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure and request the restriction of use instead, if we no longer need the data for processing purposes but you require it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR pending verification whether our legitimate grounds override yours;

(5) Right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR (if the data is processed for direct marketing purposes) or pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR (if the processing is carried out under Art. 6(1) sentence 1(e) or (f) GDPR for reasons related to your particular situation, unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims).

(6) Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, i.e., to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or to transmit it to another controller;

(7) Right to withdraw consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR. The withdrawal will mean that we may no longer process the data in the future based on that consent.

(8) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. The supervisory authority responsible for us is mentioned in section 4 above. This right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

(9) All requests for information, access inquiries, or objections to data processing should be sent by email to

3. Automated Decision-Making

Automated decision-making is not applied here.

4. Supervisory Authority

The address of the supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Holstenstraße 98, 24103 Kiel,

Tel.: +49 431 988-1200, Fax: +49 431 988-1223



5. Storage of Access Data

(1) Each time our website is accessed, access data is stored in a log file on the server of our provider.

(2) This dataset consists of your IP address, date and time of the request, the name of the requested file, the transmitted data volume and access status, a description of the browser and operating system used, and the name of your Internet service provider.

(3) This data is collected for technical reasons. An evaluation is conducted exclusively for statistical purposes and without reference to individuals (visitor numbers and page popularity). The data is automatically deleted after a maximum of 14 days.

6. Collection of Personal Data When Using the Website for Informational Purposes

(1) When using the website purely for informational purposes, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we do not collect personal data except for the data transmitted by your browser to enable you to visit the website (as mentioned in section 5.2).

(2) When using the website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to your browser and stored on your hard drive and through which the entity that sets the cookie (in this case, us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offering more user-friendly and effective overall. For example, we use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for each visit.

a) This website uses cookies to the following extent:

- Transient cookies (temporary use)
- Persistent cookies (time-limited use)
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes session cookies. These store a session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the same session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in your browser's security settings at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in performing statistical analyses regarding the use of our website and optimizing our Internet offerings for users.

8. Use of Website Functions

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if interested. For this, you usually need to provide additional personal data, which we use to provide the respective service. If additional voluntary information is possible, this is marked accordingly.

(2) When you contact the service provider by email or via the contact form, your email address and, if you provide it, your name and telephone number will be stored by us to answer your questions.

9. Use of Google Maps

We use the "Google Maps" component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google," on our site.

Each time the "Google Maps" component is accessed, Google sets a cookie to process user settings and data when displaying the page with the integrated "Google Maps" component. This cookie is usually not deleted by closing the browser but expires after a certain period, unless you delete it manually.

If you do not agree with this processing of your data, you can disable the "Google Maps" service and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you need to disable the JavaScript function in your browser. However, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use "Google Maps" or only to a limited extent.

The use of "Google Maps" and the information obtained via "Google Maps" is subject to the Google Terms of Service

and the additional terms and conditions for "Google Maps"

9. Use of Social Media Plugins

(1) We currently use the following social media plugins: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Xing. We use links for this purpose. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of these plugins.

Only if you click on one of the plugins will personal data be transmitted: By activating the plugin, data is automatically transmitted to the respective plugin provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes, and the storage periods.

(2) When you activate a plugin, the plugin provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our online offering. In addition, the data mentioned in section 5 of this declaration is transmitted, with Facebook and Xing stating that in Germany, only an anonymized IP is collected. This occurs regardless of whether you have an account with this plugin provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plugin provider, this data will be directly assigned to your account. If you press the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plugin provider also stores this information in your user account and publicly shares it with your contacts. If you do not want your profile to be associated with the plugin provider, you must log out before activating the button.

(3) The plugin provider stores this data as user profiles and uses it for advertising, market research, and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to display demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plugin provider to exercise this right.

(4) For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plugin provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of these providers, which are provided below. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

(5) Addresses of the respective providers and URL with their privacy notices:

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; further information on data collection:

b) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA;

c) Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA;

d) Youtube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

e) Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

f) LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

10. Newsletter

On some of our websites, you can sign up for newsletters with which we inform you from time to time about interesting offers or current content. The promoted goods and services are named in the declaration of consent. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your email address. By clicking the "Subscribe" button and activating the link in the confirmation email sent thereafter, you give us your consent to send our newsletter to the provided email address. We store your email address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

(1) Double Opt-in
We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registering for our newsletter. After your registration, we send an email to the provided email address. In this email, we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration, your information will be locked and automatically deleted after one month. To be able to prove that you have actually registered for our newsletter and to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data, we store the IP addresses used and the times of registration and confirmation.

(2) Revocation Options
You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter email or by sending a message to the contact details provided in the imprint. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected.

(3) Contract Processing
For sending the newsletter, we use the service sitepackage:// of the company wigital GmbH, Wall 42, 24103 Kiel, Germany (wigital). We forward the data required for sending the newsletter to wigital. wigital is not permitted to pass this data on to third parties or to use it for purposes other than sending the newsletter. We have concluded a contract processing agreement with wigital in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, in which wigital is committed to complying with data protection regulations and ensuring an adequate level of protection for your data.

11. Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," text files stored on your computer, which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide further services related to website and Internet use to the website operator.

(2) According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

(3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

(4) You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

(5) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are processed in a shortened form, which excludes direct personal reference.

(6) The use of Google Analytics is in accordance with the conditions agreed upon by the German data protection authorities with Google. Information from the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use:, Privacy overview:, and Privacy policy:

12. Use of Google reCAPTCHA

To ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. in certain cases. This primarily serves to distinguish whether the input is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service includes the transmission of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, the different data protection regulations of Google Inc. apply. Further information on the data protection guidelines of Google Inc. can be found at: or

13. Contact Form

You have the opportunity to send us an encrypted email with your request via the "Contact" form on our website. Here you can, for example, ask questions about our company, our products, or our services.

To process your request, we ask you to provide personal data in our input mask. This includes your name, email address, and other information such as the subject of your request and your message text. In addition to the required fields, you can also provide additional information. Optionally, you can provide your address and/or phone number.

These requested details enable us to respond comprehensively to your request. Providing the information you give in this context is expressly on a voluntary basis.

The personal data you provide us with in this context and the time of contact will be used exclusively for the purpose for which you make them available to us – specifically to process your request. The information you provide will be used exclusively to process your inquiry. The data will not be used for other purposes or passed on to third parties without your explicit consent. Unless there are statutory retention obligations, your personal data will be deleted after your request has been processed.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is that we need your data to process and respond to your message.

14. Liability for Content

The contents of our pages were created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to the general laws pursuant to § 7(1) TMG. However, according to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances indicating illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a specific infringement. Upon becoming aware of such violations, we will remove the content immediately.

15. Liability for Links

Our pages may contain links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no control. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, permanent control of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. Upon becoming aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.

16. Data Security

We secure our website and other systems through appropriate technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. Despite regular checks, complete protection against all dangers is not possible.

Our website uses the industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption. This ensures the confidentiality of your personal information over the Internet. You can recognize whether an encrypted transmission is taking place by the closed key/b. lock symbol in your browser's display.

Transfer of Data

Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if:

you have given your explicit consent according to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR;

the transfer is necessary for fulfilling contractual obligations according to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(b) GDPR;

we are legally obligated to transfer the data according to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(c) GDPR;

the transfer is in the public interest according to Art. 6(1)(e) GDPR; or

the transfer of data is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party according to Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR, provided your interests in the protection of your data do not outweigh.

17. Data Categories

We process the following categories of data: master data (e.g., company, if applicable, contact person, address), communication data, contract data, receivables data, if applicable, payment and default information. See the information above for more details.

18. Third Party Recipients

To satisfactorily handle your requests, it may be necessary for us to pass on your personal data to third-party recipients, as required for proper business operations, such as our suppliers, transport and logistics partners, and our trade partners. We are happy to provide further information upon written request.

19. Duration of Storage of Personal Data

Your data will be stored by us as long as they are required for the respective purposes underlying the processing. Furthermore, we store data only to the extent we are legally obligated to do so, e.g., due to statutory retention obligations.

20. Information on the Right to Object

An objection to the processing of personal data concerning you, on the grounds of Article 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests based on a balancing of interests) is possible at any time in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. In the event of an objection, personal data will no longer be processed unless compelling legitimate reasons for processing can be demonstrated that outweigh the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

Please send your objection to

21. Information on the Right to Withdraw

If you have given us consent to process personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time. Of course, this also applies to consent given to us before May 25, 2018 (before the GDPR came into effect). The withdrawal of consent can only take effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing is not retroactively eliminated by a withdrawal.

Please send your withdrawal by email to

22. Currency

This privacy policy is current as of May 20, 2018. It is the current and valid version of our privacy policy.

However, we would like to point out that from time to time, due to actual or legal changes, it may be necessary to revise this privacy policy.

23. Data Protection Officer

For questions regarding data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer at:

c/o Vater Solution GmbH
Mr. Maik Preißler
Boschstraße 5
24118 Kiel

or by email at