Wallstein Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Data Protection Policy


This data protection policy is intended to inform the users of this website about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator, who can be reached at the following e-mail address: m.gut@wallstein.de.

As the operator of this site, we take the protection of your personal information very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the law.

Please keep in mind that in the general case, the transmission of data over the Internet can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Absolute protection against access by strangers is not possible.

The protection and security of personal information is a high priority for us. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Below we describe what type of data is collected and for what purpose it is collected.

Responsible entity

The entity responsible for data processing on this website is as follows:

Wallstein Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Hubertusstrasse 44

45657 Recklinghausen

A responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, takes decisions on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.

Data access

A website operator and/or provider collects the history of page requests on the website and stores these in so-called server log files. Typical examples of the data being stored include:

  • Page request
  • Request date and time
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Referrer (the page where the request originated)
  • Client browser
  • Client operating system
  • Client IP address

This data is collected only for statistical purposes and in order to further improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server log files in case of the evidence of any unlawful use.

Data transmission and logging

During your visits to our website the web server automatically updates log files. However, the data collected cannot be assigned to a specific person. This data includes browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), client IP address, request date and time, and file request (filename and URL). This data is collected only for statistical purposes. It will not be transferred to any third parties for neither commercial nor non-commercial purposes.

Personal data use

Personal data may only be collected or processed if you voluntarily provide this information, e.g. as a request. Unless there are any sound business-related reasons for storage of your personal data, you may at any time revoke in writing (for example, by e-mail or fax) the previously granted approval of your personal data storage with immediate effect. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties, unless such disclosure is required by law.

Information, modification and deletion of your data

By law you are entitled to ask us in writing at any time which personal data we have about you, if any. The answer will be sent to you shortly.

Security of your data

We will take all possible technical and organizational measures to secure any personal data you provide to us and make sure that it is inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, we recommend using the registered post, because complete security cannot be guaranteed when using e-mail.

Note on Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies,’ that is, small pieces of data that are stored on your computer and allow to analyse your browsing activity on the website. Any information generated by the cookies about your activity on this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on their servers in the US. Google will use this information to analyse your activity, to compile reports for the operator of the website and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or in case if these third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other Google data. You can set up your browser so as to prevent the installation of cookies, however, please note that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website in full. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Google Maps

The website uses the API of Google Maps in order to visually display geographic information. When you visit any of the pages on our website where the Google Maps map is incorporated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. For more information about Google's data processing, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy: www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. There you can also change your settings in the privacy centre, so that you can manage and protect your data. 

Use of the information collected

In addition, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish summarized statistics about user activity with regard to +1 Button as well as share it with its users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.


On some pages, we run so-called ‘session cookies’ to make our website easier to use. Session cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit to our website, and are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. These cookies neither retrieve any information stored on your hard drive nor affect your computer or any data on it. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to inform you at any time when cookies are created.

Use of social media plug-ins

This website uses the plug-in Google +1 Button which runs on Google Plus. It is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). If you visit a page that contains the "+1" button, a direct connection is created between your browser and Google servers. We therefore have no influence on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plug-in to the servers of Google Inc. By clicking the +1 Button while being signed in to Google+ you can share the content of the page on your public profile.

Your personal data is not collected by Google Inc. until you click the button. However, the IP address is stored in all cases, including with signed in Google users. If you would like to prevent Google from storing this data and connecting it to your account, please log out before visiting this website.

For more information on the +1 Button, see developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

This website uses the Youtube embedding function for display and playback of videos offered by the provider Youtube, which belongs to Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

We use the so-called Shariff Solution (the extended data protection mode). This means that when you visit our website, no personal data is passed on to Google at first. The provider of the plug-in can be recognized by the marking on the greyed-out box with the initial. Personal identifiable information can be transmitted only once the playback function of the video has started. The activation of the plug-in leads to the automatic data transfer to a Google server in the U.S. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account when you click on a video. Google stores this data and uses them for the more efficient advertising, market research and/or custom design of its websites. This data is processed in order to provide personalized advertising (including to the users who are not signed in) and to inform other users of the social network about your activity on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google directly to exercise this right.

We use Youtube to display video content on our website. By this, we aim to make our offer more attractive and interesting and improve the user experience in general. We are also legitimately interested in processing the user data described above. 

If you want to prevent data transfer, you should not use Youtube. In general, we recommend logging out after using social networks, but particularly before activating the button. By doing so, you will avoid the association of this data with your Google user account.

Google Inc, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement Privacy Shield, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. Further information can be found here: www.privacyshield.gov/participant

Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information on Google data protection and data use policy can be found on the following Google page: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Web Fonts

This website uses web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. When you request a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must have a connection to Google's servers. Thus Google will be informed that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used for the purpose of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers and its use is in our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use default fonts.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, see the link developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google's Privacy Policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Newsletter subscription

We offer you a newsletter, in which we inform you about current events and offers. In order to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, the details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information with any third party without your express consent.

Changes to this privacy policy 

We may update these policies to protect your personal information. It is your responsibility to check these guidelines to stay up-to-date on how we protect your information and improve the content of the website. In case of any major changes to our policy regarding the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal user data, we will notify you through a clear and visible message on the website. By using the website, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy.

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via our contact page.

Handling contact information

If you contact us through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about privacy, please contact us by e-mail: