Data Protection

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data, provider identification and data protection officer

(1) Below we inform you about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data includes all data, which can be related to you personally, such as e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) The service provider according to Section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the responsible authority according to Section 3 (7) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is Triflex GmbH & Co KG (see also our Imprint).

(3) The data protection officer of the service provider resp. of the person in authority can be contacted by email at

§ 2 Your rights

(1) We shall process your personal data solely on the basis of grounds of justification listed in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Grounds of justification may be, for example:

  • You have given your consent.
  • The processing is necessary to conclude a contract with you.
  • The processing is necessary to fulfil legal obligations.
  • The processing is necessary to safeguard our justified interests or those of a third party and your interests or basic rights and freedoms which require the protection of personal data do not predominate in the individual case

(2) Provided the legal conditions are met, you have the right:

  • to information about your personal data pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • to rectification of your personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • to erasure of your personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • to restriction of processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to data portability of your personal data pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you (Art. 22 GDPR);
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection (Art. 77 GDPR). Your competent supervisory authority is based on the federal state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. You will find a list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with an address at:

(3) When you have granted consent for the use of data, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

(4) Please address all enquiries regarding data processing and the exercise of your rights by email to or to the address linked under section 1 (2) unless otherwise specified at another point in this data protection information.

§ 3 Data security

We maintain current technical measures for guaranteeing data security, in particular for the protection of your personal data against risks in regard to data transmissions as well as against the obtaining of knowledge by third parties. These are respectively adjusted according to the current status of technology.

§ 4 Collection of personal data for informational use and cookies

(1) In the case of the mere informational use of the website, that is, if you do not log in or register to use the website, or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data, which your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website. This includes:

  • IP address
  • date and time of the request
  • time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the request (specific site)
  • access status/HTTP status code
  • volume of data transmitted each time
  • website from which the request comes
  • browser
  • operating system and its interface
  • language and version of the browser software.

(2) Furthermore, cookies are stored on your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and through which specific information flows to the agency that sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot initiate programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve only to make the internet service more user-friendly and effective overall. We use cookies in order to be able to identify you for subsequent visits, if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for every visit.

a) This website uses cookies to the following extent:

  • transient cookies (temporary use)
  • persistent cookies (time-limited use)
  • third party cookies (from third party providers)

b) Transient cookies will be deleted automatically when you close the browser. These in particular include the session cookies. These store a so-called session-ID, with which various enquiries of your browser can be allocated to the joint session. This way your computer can be recognised again when you return to the website. The session cookies will be deleted when you log out or you close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies will be automatically deleted after a stipulated duration, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at all times.

d) You can configure your browser setting in line with your wishes and e.g. refuse to accept third party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to inform you that it is possible that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website.

(3) This stored information will be stored separately from any specified data that we may continue to store. The data of the cookies will in particular not be linked with your other data.

§ 5 Newsletter

(1) We use what is known as the double opt-in procedure for subscription to our newsletter. This means that after you have provided your email address we send you a confirmation email to the specified email address, in which we ask you to confirm that you would like to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm this within 24 hours, your subscription is automatically deleted. If you confirm your wish after receiving the newsletter we save your email address until you unsubscribe to the newsletter (revocation). Storage only serves the purpose of being able to send you the newsletter. Furthermore, we store your IP addresses and the times when registering and confirming, in order to prevent misuse of your personal data.

(2) The only mandatory information you need to provide for subscribing to the newsletter is the email address. Any other separately marked information is voluntary and will only be used for personalising the newsletter. This information will also be deleted when you unsubscribe.

(3) You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. To unsubscribe you can use the link provided in every email newsletter. You can also do so by emailing us at or sending a message to the contact details given in the imprint. Your specified data will not be forwarded to third parties.

(4) Please note that we will analyse your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the emails we send use so-called web beacons, also known as tracking pixels. These are single-pixel image files that are linked to our website, enabling us to analyse your user behaviour. For this purpose, the data specified in § 4 are collected as well as web beacons that are allocated to your email address and linked to an ID of their own. The data are collected in strictly pseudonymous form. It means the IDs are not linked to other personal data of yours so that any direct personal reference can be excluded. If necessary, we use the data obtained in this way to create a user profile in order to provide a newsletter that is tailored to your interests. We record when you read our newsletter, what links you click on and conclude from this what your personal interests are. We link these data to your activities on our website. The data collected in this way will be stored on the newsletter provider's server in Germany.

§ 6 Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The responsible service provider in the EU is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will as a rule be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will however be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google for this purpose. Google LLC, based in California, USA, and, where applicable, US authorities may access the data stored at Google.

(2) The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

(3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, it may not be possible for you to make use of the full scope of all this website’s functions. The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by calling up the cookie settings and changing your selection there.

(4) You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being conveyed to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link:

(5) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in a shortened form and no direct references to people can be made.

(6) The use of Google Analytics is carried out in accordance with the conditions which the German data protection authorities have agreed on with Google. Information about the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. More information on:

Terms of Use:, you can find Google’s overview on data protection at:, as well as the privacy policy:

§ 7 Use of Facebook Pixel

(1) This website uses Facebook Pixel, a JavaScript code operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, and within the EU by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”) and integrated into our website. Facebook Pixel is used to understand the actions of visitors to this website, measure the effectiveness of advertising and present interest-based advertisements (“Facebook Ads”) as part of their visit to the Facebook social network and other websites. This JavaScript establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers when you visit our website. Here, your user activity on our website is forwarded to the Facebook server. Facebook associates this information with your personal Facebook user account and other profiles. This mapping tries to work across devices, so it also evaluates how visitors behave across various devices. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook is able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is still possible that Facebook may learn and store your IP address as well as other identifying information. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of Pixel. Specific information and details about Facebook Pixel and how it works can be found in the Facebook help section:

(2) By using Facebook Pixel, we pursue the purpose of displaying Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering. With the help of Facebook Pixel, we therefore want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users. On top of this, we can use Facebook Pixel to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad. We are not able to make conclusions about individual users or access individual user profiles. We have entered into a joint accountability agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. We and Facebook are considered “joint controllers” within the meaning of the GDPR. You can view this agreement under the following link:

Facebook Pixel is used exclusively with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time by changing your cookie settings as described in (4).

(3) The data collected about you comes to us anonymously, so it does not allow us to draw any conclusions about your identity as a user.

(4) You can manage privacy settings in your Facebook account. You must be logged in to Facebook to do this. Please click this link to prevent Facebook collecting your data within our website in the future (the opt-out only works in this browser and only for this domain) and hereby exercise your right to object. This places an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

As a logged-in Facebook user, you can also set which types of ads you are shown within Facebook:

Settings are platform-independent, meaning they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

(5) The processing of data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s data use policy. You can find more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, in Facebook’s own data protection information at:

The data controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd. 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour Dublin 2, Ireland. Facebook’s data protection officer can be reached at

§ 8 Use of LinkedIn Insight Tag

(1) This website uses the LinkedIn Insight Tag from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”)). The LinkedIn Insight Tag is a JavaScript code snippet integrated into our website that is used to understand the actions of visitors to our website anonymously, measure the effectiveness of advertising and present interest-based advertisements (“LinkedIn Ads”) as part of their visit to the LinkedIn social network and other websites. A connection to the LinkedIn server is established when you visit our website if you are logged in to your LinkedIn account and visit our website at the same time. This mapping tries to work across devices, so it also evaluates how visitors behave across various devices. Timestamps and events such as page views are also stored.

(2) The use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag enables us to statistically evaluate the use of our website anonymously in order to constantly optimise it. In this way, we learn about the LinkedIn ad or interaction on LinkedIn that brought you to our website. This allows us to better control the way that we advertise. The data collected about you comes to us anonymously, so it does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the identity of the users and it is not possible for us to access individual user profiles.

We have entered into a joint accountability agreement (Joint Controller Addendum) with LinkedIn:

Outside of processing personal data set out in this Privacy Policy, we have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected through the use of the Insight Tag by LinkedIn. The LinkedIn Insight Tag is used exclusively with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time as described in (4).

(3) For more information on how your data is used and collected by LinkedIn, as well as the options and rights to protect your privacy, please refer to LinkedIn’s own privacy policy at

If you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can deactivate the data collection at any time using the following link:

The data controller is LinkedIn Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn’s data protection officer can be reached at

(4) You can object to the use of the LinkedIn Insight Tag at any time by using the following opt-out option: