Online Privacy Policy of elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG

We are delighted to welcome you as a visitor to our websites and to note your interest in our partnership and our service portfolio.

We work with confidential data; privacy and the protection of your private sphere — as a user of the services on our website as well — are extremely important to us. Our partnership has a data protection officer and operates in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG]. In the sections below, we will describe to you what data we may collect from you and what we do with these data.

1. Collection and Processing of Personal Data

Records are kept of the visits to our websites. The collected information includes the current IP address of your computer, the websites you select, the browser you are using, the date and the time. These data are collected solely for purposes of data security and to record the number of times the sites are accessed. We do not use this information, which is generated automatically, for any further purposes.

Beyond this, your personal data are stored only if you provide them yourself by entering them in our contact form or when sending emails to our company. We do not pass on any personal data whatsoever to third parties.

If you use the contact form to send a message to us, we will use your data solely and exclusively for the processing of your query. Since the use of the contact form is voluntary, the data entered in the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent. You may revoke this consent effective for the future at any time by sending us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing that occurred prior to the revocation is unaffected by the revocation. The data you entered in the contact form remain in our possession until you ask us to delete them or revoke your consent for their storage, or until the purpose for the storage of the data ceases to exist. If the data are covered by statutory retention requirements, we will delete your data upon expiration of the retention obligations.

The data are processed solely and exclusively within the European Union.

2. Handling of Email Addresses

When you send us an email, we use this email address strictly for our correspondence with you; it goes without saying that the address is not passed on to third parties.

Please keep in mind that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed for the transmission of an unencrypted or inadequately encrypted email (or of an email form). There are many different ways to store, analyse or modify such messages. Unencrypted emails are consequently not suitable for sending confidential information to elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG.

3. Data Subject Rights

If elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG has stored personal data about you, you have the right to request information at any time about the stored data, their correction or deletion, to restrict or object to their processing and the right to data portability of your personal data.

Please use the contact opportunities listed below for this purpose.

4. Cookies

Cookies are small data records that are generated automatically by the operator of an internet service provider and stored on your computer. Among their other uses, they enable sequential queries from the browser to be attributed to the same user. elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG uses always and solely temporary cookies (so-called session cookies) that are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. No permanent cookies that remain stored beyond the duration of the site utilisation are used.

You can adjust the settings in your browser so that either your browser blocks cookies or you receive a message whenever a site wants to set a cookie. You can use these settings to decide whether to accept or block cookies.

5. Links to Other Sites

External links that will take you to the internet sites of independent telecommunications services providers are highlighted in colour and the URL (internet address of the external link) that is the destination of the link is displayed in the status bar. When you use the links on our websites to visit the websites of third-party companies, elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG is not responsible for the privacy requirements or content of such websites.

6. Children

The elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG websites are not intended for the use of children under the age of 14. elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG does not knowingly collect or store personal data of children.

7. Data Security

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures aimed at protecting the personal data made available by users from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All employees at elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG are obligated to secrecy and confidential handling of personal data. This assurance, however, does not establish any contractual or other formal rights against or on order of a party. The site consistently uses SSL encryption; you can see it is in use by the initial “https” of the URL in the browser address bar or by the green lock icon in the browser address bar.

8. Updating of the Privacy Declaration

The ongoing technological development in the field of IT technology and the internet also makes it necessary to adapt the current privacy declaration. elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG therefore reserves the right to supplement or modify the current privacy declaration. This declaration was last revised on 1 January 2009.

9. Responsible Position and Contact

elmat - Schlagheck GmbH & Co. KG
Alte Ziegelei 27
51491 Overath

Tel: 02204 - 9481-0
Fax: 02204 - 9481-61
E-Mail: info(at)

If you have any questions or remarks about the privacy policy of, please use the contact information above to contact our data protection officer or send an email to: info(at)

If you send correspondence to the data protection officer by post, please write “Datenschutz — persönlich/vertraulich” [Data Protection — Personal/Confidential] on the envelope.

Please use this address as well if you have reservations regarding compliance with our code of conduct.

10. Information About Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses the collected information to evaluate your activities on the website, to compile reports about these website activities and to perform further services related to the use of the website and the internet for the website operator. Google will also possibly transmit this information to third parties if this is legally required or to the extent that third parties process these data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google combine your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we expressly point out to you that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all of the functions on this website in their full scope. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the processing of your data that have been collected by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

We wish to point out that Google Analytics on this website has been expanded by the addition of the code “gat._anonymizelp();” to ensure the anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

You can veto the use of Google Analytics at

11. Information About Google Maps

We have integrated the service Google Maps in our site so that you can obtain directions to our offices more easily. Google Maps is a service provided by the company Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

The functions cannot be used without storage of your IP address. As a rule, the IP address and any other data collected from you in Google Maps are normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA. We do not have any control over this.

We have integrated Google Maps into the site to make it easy for you to find our locations and obtain directions for getting to them. Our use of Google Maps has a legal basis as it represents a legitimate interest of our firm.

You can obtain comprehensive information about privacy and the use of your data at Google by clicking on the following link:

12. Right of Complaint to a Supervisory Authority

Data subjects affected by data processing have a right to submit complaints to a supervisory authority for data protection.