Privacy policy

Privacy policy of Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH according to EU-DSGVO

We, Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH, welcome you to our website. We take -also as operators of these pages- the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, we treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.

With this data protection declaration, we inform you as a data subject about the processing of your data in our company and about the rights to which you are entitled.

1. use of our website and data transmission on the internet

As a rule, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, insofar as this is technically possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. However, we would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

This data protection declaration is based on the EU Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO) and the new Federal Data Protection Act (Data Protection Adaptation and Implementation Act EU-DSAnpUG-EU – in short: BDSG-neu) and their terminology.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the applicable country-specific data protection regulations and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

As the controller, we have implemented extensive technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed.

Article 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for a delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, Sentence 2 DSGVO).

3. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party.

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of our business partners, employees and shareholders. This also includes the storage of data for scientific or historical research purposes (e.g. in the context of supporting scientific work in higher education) or for statistical purposes in the context of strategic decision-making.

4. consent to processing and disclosure to third parties

The user of our Internet pages and our range of services agrees by the voluntary use of a for the respective and in the following described purpose of the processing of his personal data required for this by us.
The business purpose of Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH is the manufacture and sale of industrial and special valves.
In order to enable and implement these services in all areas, the user agrees that Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH collects, processes and, if necessary, transmits the necessary data to partner companies with which Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH maintains an EU-DSGVO-compliant order data processing relationship for the provision of services for the aforementioned purposes. The personal data provided, in particular name, address, telephone number(s), email address, bank details, are necessary and required solely for the purpose of performing the service offer and any contractual relationship that may arise.
For any use of the personal data beyond that described in the aforementioned sections and the collection of additional information, the consent of the person concerned is regularly required. Further details – in particular the right of revocation – are explained in the following points.

5. recipients of personal data / third country transfer

According to Art. 4 No. 9 DSGVO, the only recipients of collected personal data here are the company and, in individual cases, any authorized recipients such as public authorities or also partner companies or suppliers (such as the website provider – see above). A transfer of personal data to a third country does not take place.

6. duration, for which the personal data are stored

Unless a more specific storage period is mentioned within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing ceases to apply. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent for data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted after these reasons cease to apply.

7. External Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may mainly be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website accesses, and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data.

To ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract on commissioned processing with our hoster.
We use the following hoster:

Hetzner Online GmbH
Industriestr. 25
91710 Gunzenhausen

8. cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser and saved by the browser.

Numerous Internet pages and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. You can also prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

9. server log files

With each call of the website by a data subject or an automated system, the provider of the pages collects a series of general data and information and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

* browser type and browser version.
* operating system used
* referrer URL
* host name of the accessing computer
* time of the server request
* other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A combination of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

10. SSL Encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

11. your rights as a data subject

As a data subject, you have the right

* to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;

* pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, to request without undue delay the correction of inaccurate or completion of your personal data stored by us;

* pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO to restrict the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer need the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;

* pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;

* in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future; and

* to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

12. data protection in the case of applications

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants, including those who send us unsolicited application documents, for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will not be automatically deleted even after notification of the rejection decision in order to be able to approach the applicant again in the event of a corresponding vacancy in the company in order to protect the applicant’s legitimate interest. The applicant has the possibility to object to this handling, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with the deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). In the event of an objection, the data will be deleted after the expiry of 6 months after receipt of the application.

13. existence of automated decision-making

Automatic decision-making or profiling based on personal data does not take place in our company.

14. name and address of the controller / data protection officer

The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH
Managing director: Lutz Löbardt (responsible person in the sense of the EU-DSGVO).
Seilfahrt 67
44809 Bochum

Phone: +49 (0) 234-52635
Fax: +49 (0) 234-52660


There is no obligation to appoint a data protection officer.

Bochum, 14.10.2020
Konrad Armaturentechnik GmbH