Privacy Notice

Liability for the contents

The contents of our web pages have been compiled with utmost care and diligence. However, we cannot accept any liability as to the correctness, completeness, and up-to-dateness of said contents. Pursuant to section 7 clause 1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) we as a service provider are to be held responsible for our own contents on these pages. Pursuant to sections 8 to 10 TMG though, we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor external information transmitted or saved, or to investigate circumstances that suggest illegal activities. This is without prejudice to the obligation to remove or block the use of information under general law. As soon as any such infringement comes to light, we shall immediately remove the contents concerned.

Liability for links

Our offer includes links to external websites operated by third parties, whose contents we cannot influence. Therefore we cannot accept any liability with regard to these external contents. The provider or operator of those sites is responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked sites were checked for possible statutory infringements at the time of the linking. At that moment no unlawful contents was discerned. Without concrete evidence of an infringement though there is no possibility of permanently monitoring the contents of the linked sites. As soon as any such infringement comes to light, we shall immediately remove the link(s) concerned.

Copyright law

The contents and works on these pages that have been created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. Any duplication, editing, distribution as well as any kind of use outside the regulations of copyright law require the author's or creator's written consent. Downloads and copies of these pages are only allowed for private non-commercial use. Insofar as the operator has not created the contents on these pages, the copyright of the relevant third party shall apply. In particular third-party contents are indicated as such. Should you notice any infringement of copyright we kindly ask you to advise us. As soon as any such infringement comes to light, we shall immediately remove the contents concerned.

Data protection

In general our website may be used without divulging any personal data. Insofar as personal data are collected on our pages (e.g. names, addresses, or email addresses), this will be done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be forwarded to any third party without your explicit consent.

Please be informed that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. communication via email) may show security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data from being accessed by third parties.

We hereby expressly object to the use of contact data, published within the scope of the imprint obligation, by third parties for the purpose of providing advertisement and information materials not expressly solicited. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal measures in case of unsolicited mailing of advertising, e.g. spamming.

Information on how we handle your data on our website

An obligation of the General Data Protection Regulation.

1. Preliminary remark

The following explanations are intended to give you information regarding your data. EU law has determined which information on this topic is required.

If you wish to know more, please refer to the General Data Protection Regulation Articles 12 too 22 and 34. You can find the text of the General Data Protection Regulation online under Should you have any further questions on the General Data Protection Regulation you can contact the data protection officer and/or the administration at any time.

2. What is personal data?

All information related to a specific or identifiable person. A person is identifiable if that person can be identified directly or indirectly. This can, for instance, be the case through association with an identifying feature such as a name, a code number, location data, an online user name or one or several special features.

3. Basic information

3.1 Who is responsible for processing my data?

The responsible party for processing your data is

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH
Kannegiesserring 8
32602 Vlotho, Germany

3.2 How can I contact you?

Phone: +49 5733/ 12-0    ; E-mail

3.3 Which authority is responsible for monitoring adherence to the data protection laws?

Responsible data protection supervisory authority:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10

3.4 How can I contact the data privacy officer of your company?

The data privacy officer of our company is Mr. Hans-Joachim Gutt. He can be contacted as follows:

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH
Kannegiesserring 8
32602 Vlotho, Germany

4. Further important information

4.1 Why does your company process my data?

We require your data to optimize our WEB presence.

4.2 Why is your company allowed to process my data?

Current data protection laws (=EU General Data Protection Regulation) permit the processing of your data (=personal data), if we have a legitimate interest (see 4.1) and can assume that you do not have serious objections (legitimate interest Article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR).

4.3. What kind of data related to me is collected?

This data is collected through a standardized process by our website provider (PIWIK). We currently cannot deactivate collection of the data, but we do not use or evaluate the data.

  • The IP address in an anonymous form is used to determine the access location.
  • Referrer (previously accessed website)
  • Requested website or file
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Device type used
  • Access time

4.4. In which statistics is my data used?

Our website provider provides us with the following anonymous statistics. We do not use or evaluate these statistics, but cannot currently deactivate compilation thereof.

  • Number of visitors: Visitors, sessions, access to sites and search engine bots.
  • Visitor behavior: Session duration, sites accessed per session and exit rate.
  • Site analysis: Entry sites, exit sites, error sites, most frequently visited sites, sites with a high exit rate and search terms.
  • Origin sites: All origin sites and referring sites.
  • Visitor locations
  • Browsers & systems: Browsers, browser versions, operating systems and operating system versions.

4.5 Who can receive my data?

In the context of processing, your anonymous data can be viewed by the website provider, who is contractually bound, there is no further disclosure.

4.6 Will you transmit my data to countries outside of the European Union?

Your data may possibly be transmitted to subsidiaries in the US or Australia

4.7 For how long will you save my data?

This data is immediately made anonymous by the website provider.

5. What rights do I have?

5.1 Information on your rights

As the subject of the processed data, the General Data Protection Regulation gives you the following rights, among others (briefly referred to as "data subject rights" hereinafter):

5.2 Rights to information (according to Article 15 GDPR)

You have the right to demand information about whether or not we are processing personal data related to your person. If we are processing personal data related to your person, you have the right to know

  • why we are processing your data (see also section 4.1);
  • which kind of data related to your person we are processing;
  • which kind of recipients receive or are intended to receive data from you (see also section 4.3);
  • for how long we will save your data, if information about the saving duration cannot be given, we have to tell you how the saving duration is calculated (e.g. after expiration of legally mandated retention periods) (see also section 4.5);
  • that you have a right to correction and deletion of the data related to your person, including the right to limit processing and/or the option to object (see also the following sections 5.2, 5.3 and the following);
  • that you have a right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where your data originates, if we did not collect it directly from you;
  • if your data is used for automated decision-making and, if this is the case, to know which logic underlies the decision and which effects and consequences this automated decision may have for you;
  • that, if data related to your person is transmitted to a country outside of the European Union, you have a right to know whether and if so, based on which safeguard a suitable level of protection is ensured by the data recipient;
  • that you have the right to demand a copy of your personal data. Copies of your data will always be provided in an electronic form.                      
    The first copy is free of charge, an appropriate fee may be charged for any further copies. A copy can only be provided, if this does not infringe on the rights of other persons.

5.3 Right to have data corrected (according to Article 16 GDPR)

You have the right to demand that we correct your data, if it is incorrect and/or incomplete. This right also includes the right to completion through supplementary explanations or notifications. A correction and/or supplementation must be completed without culpable hesitation.

5.4 Right to deletion of personal data (according to Article 17 GDPR)

You have the right to demand that we delete your personal data, if

  • the personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected and processed;
  • the data processing was based on consent given by you and you have withdrawn this consent; however, this does not apply if other legal permissions for data processing exist;
  • you have objected to data processing, the legal permission for which is based on "legitimate interest" (according to Article 6, section 1, letters e or f); however, the data does not need to be deleted, if there are overriding legitimate justifications for further processing;
  • you have objected against data processing for the purpose of targeted advertising;
  • your personal data has been processed illegitimately;
  • the data refers to a minor and was collected for information society services (= electronic services) based on consent (according to Art. 8, section 1 GDPR).

There is no right to deletion of personal data, if

  • the request for deletion conflicts with the right to free speech and information;
  • the personal data must be processed
  • to meet legal obligations (e.g. legally mandated retention),
  • to fulfil public tasks and interests according to valid law (this includes "public health") or
  • is required for archiving and/or research purposes;
  • the personal data is required for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

The data must be deleted immediately (without culpable hesitation). If we have published personal data (e.g. online), we must ensure within the limits of what is technically feasible and reasonable, that other data processors are informed about your request for deletion, including deletion of links, copies and/or duplicates.

5.5 Right to limitation of data processing (according to article 18 GDPR)

You have the right to limit processing of your personal data in the following cases:

  • If you have disputed the correctness of your personal data, you can demand that we do not use the data in other ways and limit its processing until the correctness of the data has been verified.
  • If your data was processed illegitimately, you have the right to demand limitation of data processing instead of data deletion;
  • If you require your personal data for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, but we no longer require your personal data, you can demand that we limit processing of the data to the purpose of asserting legal rights;
  • If you have objected to a processing of your data (according to Art. 21 section 1 GDPR) (see also section 5.7) and it has not been determined whether our interest in processing the data overrides your interest, you can demand that your data is not used for different purposes until this has been established, thereby limiting processing.

Subject to storage, personal data, the processing of which has been limited at your request, may only be processed

  • with your consent,
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
  • to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities, or
  • for reasons of important public interest.

If a processing limitation is lifted, you will be informed beforehand.

5.6 Right to data portability (according to article 20 GDPR)

You have the right to request the data you have provided to us in a common electronic format (e.g. as PDF or Excel document).

You can also request that we send this data directly to a different company (determined by you), if this is technically feasible.

The prerequisite for this right is that we are processing your data based on your consent or for the purpose of processing a contract (see section 4.2) and that automated processes are used to do so.

Exercising the right to data portability must not impact the rights and freedoms of other persons

If you use the right to data portability, you continue to have the right to have your data deleted according to article 17 GDPR.

5.7 Right to object against specific data processing (according to article 21 GDPR)

If your data is processed to fulfil public interest tasks or for the purpose of legitimate interest (see section 4.2), you can object to this processing. To do so, you must explain the reasons for your objection arising from your particular situation. These may, for instance, be a special family situation or confidentiality interests worthy of protection.

If you object, we must refrain from any further processing of your data for the purposes listed in section 4.1, unless,

  • there are crucial reasons, worthy of being protected, for processing, which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or
  • processing is required for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

You can object to use of your data for the purpose of targeted advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling, provided it is connected to targeted advertising. If you object, we are no longer permitted to use your data for the purpose of targeted advertising.

We never initiate or conduct targeted advertising and/or profiling.

5.8 Prohibition of automated decision-making/profiling (according to article 22 GDPR)

Decisions by us which have legal consequences for you or have a significant impact on you must not be made purely on the basis of automated processing of personal data. This also includes profiling. This prohibition does not apply, if automated decision-making

  • is required for concluding or processing a contract with you,
  • is permissible due to legal provisions, if these legal provisions include suitable measures for protecting your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interest, or
  • is conducted with your explicit consent.
  • Decisions based purely on automated processing of special categories of personal data (=sensitive data) are only permissible, if they are
  • made on the basis of your explicit consent or
  • there is a significant public interest in processing of this data
  • and suitable measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interest.

5.9 Exercising your data subject rights

To exercise your data subject rights, please contact the bodies listed in section 4. Enquiries made electronically generally receive a response in electronic form. The information, notifications and measures to be provided according to GDPR, including those related to exercising data subject rights, are generally provided free of charge. However, in the event of obviously unfounded or excessive requests, a suitable fee for processing may be charged or no action may be taken (according to Article 12, section 5 GDPR).

If we have legitimate doubts about your identity, we may demand additional information for the purpose of identification. If we cannot identify you, we have the right to refuse your request. We will notify you separately of a lack of identification options, if possible. (see article 12 section 6 and article 11 GDPR).

Requests for information will generally be processed as soon as possible, within a month after receipt of the request. This period may be extended by an additional two months, if this is required due to the complexity and/or number of requests; if the period is extended, we will inform you about the reasons for the delay within one month of receipt of your request. If we do not intend to act in response to a request, we will inform you of the reasons for this within one month after receipt of your request and will also give you information about your options for filing a complaint with a supervisory authority or pursuing legal remedies. (see article 12 section 3 and article 4 GDPR).

Please note that you can only exercise your data subject rights within the restrictions and limitations intended by the European Union or its member states. (Article 23 GDPR)

5.10 Do I have to provide my data?

To achieve the aims listed in section 4.1, it is required that you provide us with your personal data.

You may contact the responsible supervisory authority to file a complaint at any time. The supervisory authority listed in section 3.3 is responsible for our company.

You have the right to a judicial remedy against a supervisory authority according to article 78 GDPR and against our company according to article 79 GDPR.

5.11 Automated decision-making / profiling

We do not conduct automated decision-making / profiling.


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