Data privacy on our website

In the following, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on our website. In terms of content, we are guided by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), because the data protection provisions of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) will probably no longer be applicable from 25.05.2018.


General information on data protection

The company responsible for this website (and the general contact details) can be found in our imprint.

Would you like to contact our data protection officer specifically? Then send her an e-mail at m.genderka@emge-data.de. You can also contact Ms. Michaela Genderka by telephone (+49 (0) 2151 / 94220-60) or by mail (Blumenstraße 13, D-47918 Tönisvorst). Your request will be treated confidentially.
Our data protection officer is not responsible for ensuring that your specific concerns are met (information, etc.); rather, she is available to you for confidential questions and general legal matters.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 DS-GVO. The contact details are: LDI NRW, Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, GERMANY, Tel. +49 (0)211 / 38424-0, www.ldi.nrw.de.

You are welcome to contact us first before reporting to the supervisory authority; our very competent in-house data protection officer will deal with your concern much more quickly and just as thoroughly. If we are unable to help you, you can always contact the supervisory authority afterwards.


Of course, you have numerous personal rights that we would like to fulfill:


Retrieval of information from the website

Retrieval of information from the websiteIn the course of normal “surfing” on our website, the following data is collected and used in your interest for the delivery of web pages:

The data described above is only stored for fractions of a second in the web server’s RAM. This process is technically absolutely necessary to make a website available, so we have a “legitimate interest” for this within the meaning of Article 6 (1f) DS-GVO. The web server is located with a European operator.

Due to the nature of the Internet, this data is inevitably processed on a large number of servers until your request arrives on our web server; therefore, collection and use is also possible in “third countries” (e.g. the USA). Our company has no influence on this process.

Our website works internally SSL-encrypted throughout. In this respect, the operators of worldwide web servers have no insight into the transported content.

The above data is additionally stored in the form of log files for a limited time in order to analyze any technical problems (or hacker attacks). We keep these logfiles for 5 days. If there are no problems (or hacker attacks), then nobody looks into these files. These log files are important to prove the criminal behavior to law enforcement agencies; in this respect, we have a “legitimate interest” for this in the sense of Article 6 (1f) DS-GVO.



Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive by your browser. This is useful for various purposes to customize a website to the users.

Turning off and deleting cookies is an important issue. You can find general instructions here. We also recommend the website www.youronlinechoices.com.

With regard to the storage period and access rights, there are different types of cookies:

  1. Own cookies with a short duration (“session cookies”).
    These cookies are not critical from a data protection perspective and mostly serve the pure design of our own website. The legal basis is our “legitimate interest” within the meaning of Article 6 (1f) DS-GVO. These cookies are deleted as soon as you close the browser. In detail, these are:
    • We do not use such cookies.
  2. Own cookies with longer runtime
    These cookies allow us that our website can recognize your browser in the long term. Thus, we can also adapt the content “tomorrow” or “next” week.
     • We do not use such cookies.
  3. Third-party cookies with long duration
    These cookies are readable and writable by ourselves and also by other websites. Thus, other services can also access this data. This is especially interesting for customized advertising and for the connection to “social networks”.
  4. Google Analytics
    Cookies are set by Google as part of the pseudonymized usage profiles of our website. These are only used for our internal evaluation (see below).


Statistical analysis of the use of our website (Google Analytics)

It is of great economic importance to our company that we can statistically evaluate the use of our website by our visitors. We are not concerned with evaluating the behavior of an individual person. Rather, it is about overarching statistical aspects: On which page do visitors “enter” our site? How many clicks does an average visitor make?

You may have heard about the position paper of the German Data Protection Conference where, under number 9, the topic of “consent” is also briefly mentioned in connection with “tracking mechanisms and user profiles”.

As we understand it (and not only us), the above position paper does not mean that we need to obtain consent for our internal website usage statistics. We share the view of the Article 29 Working Party in Workingpaper-194 (in chapter 4.3 on page 10) that there is no risk to your rights and freedoms if care is taken. The supervisory authorities have also very explicitly endorsed this European understanding of the law in the above DSK position paper.

Rest assured that these statistics are not personal in any form as a result. These statistics are of great importance to our company and we consider them to be a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1f) DS-GVO; if you wish to object to this, we will of course be happy to offer you an “opt-out” option.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”),1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can find detailed information here.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to 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 truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.