Data protection declaration

  1. Information on the collection of personal data
  2. Use and transfer of personal data
  3. Right to information
  4. E-mail security notice
  5. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
  6. Web statistics
  7. Use of cookies on our website
  8. Additional information
  9. Sub-pages
  10. Status of and amendments to this data protection declaration

1. Information on the collection of personal data

The legally compliant protection of your personal data is paramount to us at Paul Groth Mühlenbau GmbH & Co. KG, Elmshorn, Germany.

Personal data, i.e. data which refer to you as a person (such as name, address, e-mail address and user behaviour) is only collected within the technically required scope on this website. We never sell the collected data.

If the website provides you with an option to enter personal or business data, you, the user, always enter it on a voluntary basis.

Alternatively, you can also phone or fax us.

The following declaration provides you with an overview of the way we protect your data and which data is collected for which purpose.

The controller in accordance with Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Alina Diness       
Contact: datenschutz(at)paul-groth.com

2. Use and transfer of personal data

Personal data is only collected through the contact form.

We use any data you provide to us via contact form or e-mail only to respond to your query and/or to process the contracts requested by you that you conclude with us, possibly also for the technical administration.

We usually do not transfer your personal data to third parties, unless absolutely necessary for performing the contract and/or invoicing. You may withdraw your previously issued consent at any time.

We delete the personal data we have stored immediately upon receiving your withdrawal of consent or if the storage of this data is impermissible for other legal reasons.

3. Right to information

You may, at any time, request information on the stored data referring to your person and the purpose of its storage. Please contact our data protection officer stated in Section 1.1 in this respect.

4. E-mail security notice

We always endeavour to store your personal data out of reach of third parties. To do so, we use all technical and organisational options available to us. However, we cannot guarantee 100% data security for e-mail communications.

5. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that were require for technical reasons so as to display the website to you and ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address, abbreviated by the last eight digits
  • Time and date of query
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of query (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Data volume transferred
  • Referrer URL
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Browser language and version

Paul Groth Mühlenbau cannot allocate any of this data to a specific person. This data is not compiled with any other data sources.

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6. Web statistics

Our website uses Webalizer, free GPL software for the statistical analysis of visitor access to improve our content. Webalizer uses the temporarily stored log data for the anonymised analysis of the number of hits per month on the individual pages of our website. The information on the use of our website that has been thus created is stored on our server. Collected information is not compiled with personal data nor transferred to third parties. It serves to improve relevant contents on our website.

Webalizer exclusively processes the IP address in anonymised form (IP address is abbreviated by the last eight digits).

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7. Use of cookies on our website

In addition to the above-stated data, cookies are stored on your computer when you visit our website.

These are small files created automatically by your browser that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.
The cookies store information resulting in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are provided with direct knowledge of your identity.

Cookies are used to create more user-friendly contents on our website. We use session cookies to recognise that you have previously visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our website.

We further use temporary cookies that are stored for a specific period only on your device to also optimise the user-friendliness of our contents. If you re-visit our website to use our services again, your previous data input and settings are automatically recognised to prevent you from having to enter them again.

The data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our justified interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to not store any cookies on your computer or to display a pop-up every time before installing a new cookie. You may not be able to use all of the functions on our website if you disable all cookies.

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8. Additional information

Your trust is important to us. We will be pleased to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data. Please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer stated in Section 1.1 should you have questions that have not been answered by this data protection declaration or if you require more detailed information on any of its sections.

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9. Sub-pages

The information on data protection in the legal information section of this website also applies to all sub-pages of this website, in other words all pages of https://www.paul-groth.com.

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10. Status of and amendment to this data protection declaration

The current version is dated May 2018.
We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and with future effect. We shall publish any amendments here.

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