Data Protection Declaration

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within the scope of our services as well as within our online offering and the associated websites, functions, and content, as well as external online presences, e.g., our social media profiles (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offering"). Regarding the terminology used, such as "processing" or "controller," we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Karsten Scheil / Alter Dorfkrug am Kanal Knüppeldamm 9 38442 Wolfsburg Germany Email:

Types of Processed Data

  • Inventory data (e.g., personal master data, names, or addresses).
  • Contact data (e.g., email, phone numbers).
  • Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
  • Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of Data Subjects

Visitors and users of the online offering (hereinafter, we also collectively refer to the data subjects as "users").

Purpose of Processing

  • Provision of the online offering, its functions, and content.
  • Responding to contact requests and communication with users.
  • Security measures.
  • Range measurement/marketing.

Used Terminology

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (e.g., cookie), or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.

"Processing" is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data, whether or not by automated means. The term is broad and covers virtually any handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or relocation.

As the "controller," a natural or legal person, authority, institution, or other body that alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, is referred to.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution, or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Relevant Legal Bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal bases for our data processing. For users within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e., the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), the following applies if the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration:

The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR. The legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as for answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis. The legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The processing of data for purposes other than those for which they were collected is determined in accordance with the provisions of Art. 6 para. 4 GDPR. The processing of special categories of data (in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR) is subject to the provisions of Art. 9 para. 2 GDPR.

Security Measures

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs, and the type, scope, circumstances, and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, disclosure, availability, and separation of the data. We have also set up procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects' rights, the deletion of data, and the response to data threats. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software, and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings.

Collaboration with Data Processors, Joint Controllers, and Third Parties

If we disclose, transfer, or otherwise grant access to data to other persons and companies within the scope of our processing (processors, joint controllers, or third parties), this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g., if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for this, or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g., when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we disclose, transfer, or otherwise grant access to data to other companies within our corporate group, this is done for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, beyond that, on a basis that complies with the legal requirements.

Transmission to Third Countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e., outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA), or the Swiss Confederation) or if this happens in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to other persons or companies, this only occurs if it is necessary to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, a legal obligation, or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or leave the data in a third country only if the legal requirements are met. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g., for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations.

Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data, as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.

You have the right, in accordance with the statutory provisions, to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data concerning you be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with the legal requirements, to request a restriction on the processing of the data.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with the legal requirements and to request its transmission to other responsible parties.

Furthermore, in accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of Withdrawal

You have the right to revoke granted consents with effect for the future.

Right to Object

You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with the legal requirements at any time. The objection can be made in particular against processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

Cookies and Right to Object to Direct Advertising

As "cookies," small files are referred to, which are stored on users' computers. Within these cookies, various information can be stored. A cookie primarily serves to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online offering. Temporary cookies, also known as "session cookies" or "transient cookies," are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offering and closes their browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online store or a login status can be stored. "Permanent" or "persistent" cookies are those that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For instance, the login status can be saved if users revisit after several days. Additionally, such cookies can store the interests of users, which are used for audience measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" refer to cookies offered by providers other than the party operating the online offering (otherwise, if they are only the operator's cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and provide information about this in our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser settings. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional restrictions in this online offering.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes, especially in the case of tracking, can be made via the US website or the EU website Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be prevented by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that this may result in not all functions of this online offering being usable.

Deletion of Data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with legal requirements. Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal retention obligations preventing deletion.

If the data is not deleted because it is required for other purposes that are legally permissible, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

Changes and Updates to the Privacy Policy

We ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our privacy policy. We will adjust the privacy policy as soon as the changes to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as your cooperation (e.g., consent) or other individual notification is required due to the changes.

Hosting and Email Delivery

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, email delivery, security services, and technical maintenance services that we use for the operation of this online offering.

In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta- and communication data from customers, interested parties, and visitors to this online offering based on our legitimate interests in efficient and secure provision of this online offering in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of a data processing agreement).

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, based on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offering by users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offering by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering, and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offering and the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization activated. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offering to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

For more information on Google's use of data, settings, and opt-out options, please refer to Google's privacy policy ( and the settings for displaying advertisements by Google (

Personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.


We embed the maps of the "OpenStreetMap" service (, which are offered based on the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). Privacy policy:

To the best of our knowledge, OpenStreetMap uses user data solely for the purpose of displaying map functions and caching selected settings. This data may include IP addresses and location data of users but will not be collected without their consent (usually within the settings of their mobile devices).

The data may be processed in the USA. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of OpenStreetMap:

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