Data Protection Declaration

Provider and responsible person according to the data protection law

We, Heimbach GmbH, An Gut Nazareth 73, 52353 Düren are responsible for the processing of your personal data (“Responsible body according to DS-GVO). 

We have appointed a data protection officer whom you can contact under the following address.

Data Protection Commissioner:
Deutsche Datenschutz Consult GmbH
Stresemannstraße 29
22769 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0) 40 228 60 70

This data protection declaration provides users with information about the type, scale and purpose of the collection and use of your data by the responsible body.

The legal framework for data protection is formed by the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG) and the Tele Media Law (TMG).

Capture of general information
With every access to this offering information is captured automatically by us and/or the web space provider. This information, also referred to as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn as to your person.

Among other things the following information is captured: Name of the website, file, date, amount of data, operating system, domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the site from which you navigated to our offering) and the IP address.

Without these data it would sometimes be technically impossible to deliver and display the content of the website. In this respect the data capture is mandatory. Furthermore we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They assist us in optimising our offering and the technology. We also reserve the right to retro-check the log files in cases of suspicion of illegal use of our offering.

Rendering chargeable services
To allow us to render chargeable services we retrieve additional data. This applies for example to payment details.

In order to ensure the security of your data during transfer we employ encryption procedures (such as SSL) via HTTPS, which reflect the current state of technology.

According to Art. 28 DS-GVO, a contract for processing exists with our web space provider Jochen Weiland, Echterdinger Straße 57, D-70794 Filderstadt, Germany.

Contact form
If you contact us via the online form or via e-mail we save the data you gave in order to respond to your enquiry and to be able to ask possible follow-up questions and within the scope of any order processing that may result from this.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place according to GDPR Art. 6 Abs.1 S.1 on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent. By submitting the contact form or e-mail you agree to.

Involvement of third party services and content
From time to time our offering contains content, services and benefits from other providers. These may be maps that have been provided by Google maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. So that these data can be retrieved and represented the transfer of the IP address is mandatory. This means that the providers (henceforth called “third-party providers”) will see the IP address of the relevant user.

While taking great care to use exclusively third-party providers that need the IP address only in order to deliver content we have no influence as to whether the IP address might be stored. In this case this procedure serves statistical purposes, amongst other things. If we have knowledge of an IP address being stored we will advise our users accordingly.

This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information on browser, IP address, operating system and internet connection. We do not pass these data on to third parties or link them to personal data without your consent.

Above all cookies fulfill the following two tasks. They assist us in aiding your navigation through our offering, and they enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to plant viruses or start programmes.

Users are able to call up our offerings even without cookies. To do this the relevant settings in the browser must be changed. Please check the support function of your browser regarding deactivating cookies. However, we point out that this may impair some functions of our website and the user’s convenience may be restricted. The pages (USA) and allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Social Media

Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use and the Terms and Conditions for Google Maps

Google also offers further information at and

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube".

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google's privacy policy found at

(Model Data Protection Statement for Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner)

Use of Matomo (Piwik)
This website uses Piwik, an open source software collecting and storing data. This information serves marketing and optimisation purposes. To this end, Piwik creates user profiles from the data with a pseudonym. To achieve this the software stores cookies on your computer (text files) which allows the analysis of your use of the website. In this process your IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storing. The data are stored on the servers of the provider in Germany.

If you do not want Piwik to store cookies you are able to prevent cookies to be installed via the settings on your browser (relevant information can be found in the support function of your browser). In this case it is possible that not all functions of the offering can be used.

Data economy

According to the principles of data avoidance and minimisation we store personal data only for as long as necessary or as prescribed by law (statutory storage period). When the purpose of the retrieved information ceases to be applicable or the storage period ends we block or delete the data.

Your rights in terms of disclosure, correction, blocking, deleting and objection
You have the right to apply, free of charge, for disclosure of personal data stored by us, and/or demand correction, blocking or deletion. If, despite our efforts to attain correct and up-to-date data, the wrong information be has been stored, we will correct or delete this upon your request.

Exceptions: The prescribed data storage is prescribed for purposes of business transactions or the data are subject to a statutory obligation to keep them.

For these purposes please contact our data protection officer (contact details at the end of the data protection declaration).

In order to be prepared for data blocking at any time it is necessary to hold the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no statutory archiving obligation you may demand the deletion of the data. Otherwise we will block the data if you so wish. Furthermore your have the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority (Article 13 DS-GVO, paragraph (2)d).

Changes to our data protection declaration
In order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with current law we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in cases when, due to new or revised services, such as new service provisions, the data protection declaration needs to be adapted. Then the new data protection declaration will apply at your next visit to our web offering.

Further references
Heimbach offers you the opportunity to recommend parts of this homepage via a variety of external social media sites (such as LinkedIn and others). By clicking on the relevant button the internet address of the site where the button was pressed is transmitted to the provider of the social media website. Heimbach does not transfer any further data. The provider of the external social media site may collect further data from you (such as placing cookies, or request registration), please contact the relevant provider’s data protection declaration for details.

For further questions or suggestions regarding data protection at Heimbach GmbH, please contact the officer for data protection a with your enquiries and suggestions by letter or email. 

Data Protection Commissioner:
Deutsche Datenschutz Consult GmbH
Stresemannstraße 29
22769 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0) 40 228 60 70

as of August 2021