Data Protection / prohibition of use

Privacy Policy

The following statement contains information about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that relate to you personally, e.g. name, address, email address or user behaviour. Please read the following statements carefully. The legal provisions regarding the protection of your data can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

1. Responsible body/Data Protection Officer

The responsible body as defined by Art 4(7) GDPR is

Röhr + Stolberg GmbH
Bruchfeld 52
47809 Krefeld
Tel: +49 (0) 2151 – 58 92 0
Fax: +49 (0) 2151 – 50 02 70

Our data protection officer can be reached as follows:

Mr. Klaus Lange GmbH
Große Hamburger Straße 32
10115 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30 467 240 6-18
Fax: +49 (0) 30 467 240 6-17

2.Use and disclosure of personal data

Collection of personal data when an email enquiry is sent

When our contact form is used we collect and store the first and last name and the email address for the purpose of answering your enquiry. Provision of a phone number for a return call is optional. If you send us a contact request by email, we collect and store the email address and the data contained in the email. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR because we have a legitimate interest in responding to your enquiries. The data are deleted when the purpose of the storage has lapsed, i.e. after responding to your email/contact form enquiry or when the matter connected with the enquiry has been dealt with conclusively. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place on the basis of your consent.

Online applications

If you apply to us in response to a job advertisement, your personal data such as names, address and telephone number will be collected by us and stored for the duration of the selection process. Your data will be used exclusively by authorised members of the human resources department or the management for processing as part of the selection process. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. If a specific position you are applying for has already been filled, but on the basis of your profile you are eligible for a job that becomes available later on or a job in a partner company or subsidiary, we will obtain your explicit consent before continuing to store or passing on your application, unless you have already consented in your application to such continued storage or passing on. If you submit a speculative application using our general contact email address, the content of your application email may be viewed by unauthorised personnel. It is our policy that the application documents must be forwarded unopened immediately to the human resources department and the incoming and forwarding email must be deleted. If you wish to avoid this, please contact us by phone before sending a speculative application so that you can be provided with contact details for the right person. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, since by sending the application documents you consent to the aforementioned processing of your data. The data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to the use of these data, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent, unless statutory retention periods apply. In such cases, the data will be blocked rather than deleted. Otherwise, application documents will be deleted after a period of 3 months after the end of the selection process, unless you have expressly agreed to your application data being kept for future job vacancies.

3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When you visit our website various server statistics are automatically stored, which your browser transmits to the server of our provider. Among other things, the name of the web page visited, the file, the date and time of the visit, the amount of data transferred, a notification of successful retrieval, the browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider are logged. These data are used for the statistical evaluation of visits to our website and cannot be assigned by us to specific persons. The IP address is anonymized.

These data are not merged with other data sources. The legal basis for the data collection is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the collection of this data is based on the fact that I can optimise our content for users based on the data, for example, by preventing access from malicious pages or optimising access via certain browsers, and that the visitor can only access the site if the IP address is logged. In principle, you have the right to object to this data collection. Exceptionally, in this case objection is not feasible, since otherwise it would not be possible to use the site. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the aforementioned purposes.

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and that store certain settings and data to be shared with our system through your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data were sent, plus information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Cookies allow our systems to recognise the user’s device and make any preselected settings available immediately. As soon as a user accesses our website, a cookie is transmitted to the hard drive of the user’s computer. Cookies help us improve our website and offer you a better, personalised service. They allow us to recognise your computer when you return to our website so that we can store information about your favourite activities on the website and tailor our website to your individual interests. This includes, for example, advertising that corresponds to your personal interests. In addition, cookies enable us to speed up the processing of your enquiries. The cookies we use store only the information about your use of the website as explained above. This is not done by assignment to you personally, but by allocating an identification number to the cookie (“Cookie ID”). The cookie ID is not merged with your name, your IP address or similar data that would allow assignment of the cookie to you. We work with business partners who help us make our online content and website more appealing to you. As a result, when you visit the website, cookies from these partner companies will also be stored on your hard drive. These are cookies that automatically delete themselves after a specified period. Like our cookies, the cookies of our partner companies only collect data using a cookie ID, which enables our advertising partners to deliver advertising that you might actually be interested in. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the fact that we can make it easier for you to visit the site with the aforementioned cookies, we do not collect any tracking data and there is therefore no interference with your personal rights and fundamental freedoms. If you do not wish to use browser cookies, you can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is not accepted. Please note that in this case you may be able to use our website only partially or not at all. If you want to accept our cookies, but not cookies from our service providers and partners, you can choose the setting “block third-party cookies” in your browser.

Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts our website uses “web fonts”, which are provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). When you visit our website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache so that texts and fonts are displayed correctly. To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google obtains information that our website was accessed via your IP address. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer. For information about Google Web Fonts, please see and Google’s privacy policy:

Google Maps
Our website uses the map service Google Maps by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). If you view our location via Google Maps, the service may collect information from you. For details, see the Maps terms of service below and Google’s privacy policy at Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the collection and storage of data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the fact that this enables us to make it easier for you to find our company.

4. Data security

All information you submit to us will be stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transfer of information via the internet is not completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to our website via the internet. However, we secure our website and other systems through technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. In particular, your personal data are encrypted when transmitted by us. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer).

5. No transfer of your personal data

We do not share your personal data with third parties, unless you have consented to the transfer of data or we are entitled or obliged to share data due to statutory provisions and/or official or judicial orders. This may, in particular, involve the provision of information for law enforcement purposes, security or enforcement of intellectual property rights.

6. Your rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with respect to the personal data concerning you:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to deletion
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to object to processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data that has been granted

You also have the right to complain to the relevant regulatory authority in the event of unlawful use of the data. This is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

North Rhine-Westphalia
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10

7. Privacy and third party websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to and from third party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to any of these websites, please note that we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for third party content or privacy terms. Please check the valid privacy terms in each case before you transfer personal data to these websites.

8. Online presence on social media platforms

a. Type and purpose of processing
We thank you for your interest in our presence on the social media platforms. We would like to give you an overview of the data which we collect, use, and save there.

As a rule, social networks are able to analyse your user behaviour comprehensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. “Like” buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media presences triggers numerous processing operations relevant to data protection. In detail:

When you are logged in to your social media account and you visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, under some circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded when you are not logged in, or when you do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, such data recording takes place, for example, via cookies stored on your terminal device or by collecting your IP address. With the aid of the data thus collected, the operators of the social media portals are able to create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are recorded. In this way, interest-related publicity within and outside the respective social media presence can be displayed to you. If you have an account with the respective social network, then the interest-related publicity can be displayed on all devices where you are or have been logged in. In addition, please note that we are unable to retrace all processing operations on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, further processing operations may therefore be performed by the operators of the social media portals. For details of these, please refer to the conditions of use and privacy policy of the respective social media portals.

b. Legal basis of processing
Processing takes place as per article 6 section 1 (f) GDPR on the basis of our justified interest in contact options with our customers. The analytical processes initiated by the social networks rely on different legal bases which must be stated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of article 6 section 1 (a) GDPR).

c. Categories of data
For the actual data recorded in this way and for how it is used, please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider:


d. Recipients
Employees of the IT department of the actual company

e. Storage periods
Once the purpose no longer exists and our use of the social media platform has ended, the data collected in this regard is deleted.

f. Legal/contractual requirement
Your personal data is provided voluntarily. If you do not provide your personal data, then we are unable to grant you access to the content and services which we offer.

g. Transfer to third-party states
Processing does not take place outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).

h. Revocation of consent
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data at any time, with future effect. You can send us your revocation at any time via the contact option provided at the start of this data protection information.

i. Automated decision-making and profiling
As a responsible company, we do not apply automatic decision-making or profiling during this data processing.

9. Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time with future effect. A current version is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and familiarise yourself with the applicable privacy policy.

Do you have any questions about our products or our company? Use our contact form and we will contact you shortly.

Do you have any questions about our products or our company? Use our contact form and we will contact you shortly.


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