Privacy statement of the website

Information on the collection of personal data

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. In this document, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is any data that can be related to you personally, such as your name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

Controller according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Siekerkotte GmbH & Co. KG, Herringhauser Str.25, 32051 Herford.

When you contact us by e-mail via or via a contact form, data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us to allow us to answer your questions. We delete data collected in this context after storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are any legal obligations to retain data.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our website, or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to us with regard to your personal data:
1. Right to request access
2. Right to rectification or erasure
3. Right to restriction of processing
4. Right to object to processing
5. Right to data portability.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

Scope and subject of data collection and storage

  1. If you only use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para.1 p.1 lit. f. GDPR):
    – IP address
    – Date and time of your request
    – Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
    – Requested content (specific page)
    – Access status/http status code
    – Transferred data volume
    – Website the request is coming from
    – Browser
    – Operating system and its interface
    – Language and version of the browser software.
  2. In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which the entity that sets the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website as a whole more user-friendly and effective.
  3. Cookie usage:
    1. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
      1. Transiant cookies: Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These notably include session cookies. Session cookies store what is called a “session ID”, which assigns various requests from your browser to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
      2. .Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  4. You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.
  5. 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.
  6. The Flash cookies we use are not set by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects that are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you use and have no automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox ( or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent placement of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. In addition, we recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.
  7. Use of Google Analytics
    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases only. 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 and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link

You can also prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will then be set to prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Cookie settings

This website uses external fonts called Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are usually integrated by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which pages of our website you have visited. Google also stores the IP address of the browser of the device of the visitor of these web pages. You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here: