2017, August 21

Privacy Notice of Südwolle GmbH & Co. KG

  1. Protection of your personal data

Thank you for your interest in our company and its products and services. We would like to ensure that you are assured about how your personal data is protected during your visit to our online pages. For we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. It goes without saying that we will respect the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.

We would like you to know which data we collect and when, and for what purpose we use it. We have implemented technical and organizational measures ensuring that both we, and our external service providers, comply with the data protection regulations.

  1. Personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. It includes information such as name, address, telephone number and email address. You are not required to submit personal data in order to use our website. However, in certain cases we will need your name and your address, along with some other details, so that we are able to provide you with the services you have requested.

The same applies, for example, to the supply of information material and the products you have ordered, and for responding to individual queries. We will inform you any time this becomes necessary. Furthermore, we only store and process data that you have provided voluntarily to us, alongside other data that may be recorded automatically during visits to our online pages (e.g. your IP address and the name of the pages you view, the browser you are using and your operating system, the date and time the page was retrieved, the search engines used and the names of the downloaded files).

If you request particular services, we will generally only collect the data that is needed in order to deliver the services. If we ask you for any additional data, this will concern information provided voluntarily.

Personal data is processed solely for the purpose of delivering the requested service and for the protection of our own legitimate business interests.

  1. Purpose of using personal data

We use the personal data provided by you in order to respond to your inquiries, process orders or facilitate your access to particular information or services. As part of our customer relationship processes, it may be necessary that we, or a service provider commissioned by us, use this personal data in order to inform you about available products or to carry out online surveys, so that we are better able to satisfy the needs and requests of our customers.

We will, of course, respect your decision if you do not wish to allow us to use your personal data for the purpose of improving our customer relationship processes (particularly for the purposes of direct marketing or market research). We will not sell or otherwise market your personal information to any other parties.

  1. Use for a specific purpose

We will only collect, process and use the personal data you provide online for the purposes specified. Your personal data will not be provided to any third parties without your explicit consent.

We only collect personal data and provide it to the authorised recipients of public institutions and authorities within the terms of the applicable laws, or insofar as a court order requires us to do so. We have bound our employees and the service providers we commission to the duty of confidentiality and to observe the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.

  1. Data that is automatically recorded during visits to our online pages

For organisational and technical reasons, the following data is stored when using our online pages: the name of the pages you view, the browser and operating system you use, the date and time the pages were accessed, the search engines used, names of downloaded files, and your IP addresses.

  1. Use of Google Analytics and Google DoubleClick-Cookies

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer, and which enable an analysis to be made of your use of this website.

The information about your use of the website generated by each cookie will generally be relayed to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that you activate the IP anonymization tool on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within the Member States of the European Union and within those signatory States to the Treaty on the European Economic Area.

The complete IP address will be communicated to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases only. On behalf of this website operator, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports about users’ website activities and to provide the operator with other services connected with website use and use of the internet. The IP address relayed by your browser within the Google Analytics process will not be linked to any other data owned by Google. You can block the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however we point out that by doing so you may be prevented from using the full range of this website’s functions. You can also prevent data generated by the cookie and information concerning your use of this website (incl. your IP address) from being communicated to and processed by Google.

To do so you can download and install a browser plug-in available via the following link: The current link is

DoubleClick cookies are used to evaluate the use of this website. For this purpose, reports are compiled on our website via your website activities so that we can align our Internet offer according to your needs. DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal data. Occasionally, the cookie contains an additional, anonymous identifier to identify a campaign that a user has previously contacted. This makes it impossible to draw conclusions about the web behavior of a concrete person. The DoubleClick cookies use a pseudonym identification number assigned to your browser, which is used to check the display and the call of advertisement. This allows Google and its partner websites to display ads based on the prior visit of our websites or other sites. The information generated by DoubleClick cookies is transferred by Google to a server in the United States of America and stored there. By using our website, you agree to be bound using the above data and their previously descripted processing by Google.

You can always disregard the tracking web analytics for the future, or disable the DoubleClick cookie. You can download and install the extension for your browser on the corresponding Google websites. If you are using multiple devices or browsers, you must make the opt-out again on each of your devices or browsers.

Opt-Out: Google Analytics:

If you do not want to install the browser extension or access mobile pages on our sites, or if you just want to disable Google Analytics on our pages, you can also block Google’s tracking through a cookie. Please click on the link below. This checks a script to see if the opt-out cookie was set when you return to our pages. If yes, the data acquisition is deactivated. Please note that this solution only supports one terminal device and only for our sites. If you visit our website with different terminal devices (PC, Smartphone etc.), a cookie must be set for each terminal device.

Click here for an opt-out cookie from Google Analytics

We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been extended on our websites by the code “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymous detection of IP addresses (called. IP masking).

  1. Social-Media-Plugins

Our website uses the plugins of the following providers:

  • com, which is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. The plugin is characterized by a two-color “X” logo depicting the Xing logo on a white background.
  • com, which is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Kununu is an application of the XING service. The plugin is characterized by a white “X” on a black rectangle.
  • com, which is operated by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The plugin is marked by a multi-colored logo with a replica of a photoapparat.
  • com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The Facebook Share plugin is marked with a blue logo with the white letter “f” and “share”.
  • com, which is operated by LinkedIn Inc., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View CA 94043 in the United States. The LinkedIn plugin is marked with a blue logo with the white letter “in”.
  • WhatsApp, which is operated by WhatsApp Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The WhatsApp plugin is a white telephone handset on green background that acts as a speech bubble.

We point out to the users of our website that the plugins for XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp are installed on our website. If you click on one of the buttons, the respective plugin creates a direct connection to XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. The content of the plugin you use is delivered directly to your browser from XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. It is beyond our sphere of influence to influence the content of the transmitted data. We would like to inform you, however, which data, according to our current knowledge at XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp.

If you are using the mentioned plugins, this means that you click the respective button, information will be forwarded to the servers of XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp that you have accessed certain pages of our Internet presence. This has the consequence for logged in users at the same time, for example, of XING and Instagram, the usage data is assigned to your respective personal account. If you use the buttons of the plugins of XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp, this information will be sent directly to XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. Even though you are not a member of these social networks, there is the possibility that XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp will find and store your IP.

In order to know the purpose and scope of the collection, processing and use of your data as well as your rights and recruitment opportunities to protect your privacy, please visit the following websites with the privacy policy of the social network providers:

If you do not agree that XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp collect data about you through our Internet presence, please log out of XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp before visiting our website. In addition, you have the option to block plugins of XING, kununu, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and WhatsApp with add-ons for your browser.

  1. Cookies

When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your browser, and stored on the hard disk of your computer.

However, apart from your online protocol address, no personal data is stored during this process. We use this information in order to automatically identify you the next time you visit, so that navigating our online site can be made easier for you. Cookies allow us to adjust a website in line with your interests for example, or to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you visit.

Of course, you can view our website without cookies. If you would prefer that your computer is not identified again, you can block the storage of cookies on your hard disk, by changing your browser settings to “do not accept cookies”. For details on how to do this, please read the instructions of your browser provider. However, blocking cookies may limit some of the functions available on our website.

  1. Security

We have implemented technical and organizational measures to protect personal data from becoming lost, destroyed, manipulated or accessed by unauthorized parties. All our employees and all the individuals involved with the processing of personal data are bound by the Federal Data Protection Act and other data protection laws, and obligated to handle personal data in a confidential manner.

Our security measures are continuously updated in line with advancements in technology.

  1. Contact form

If you use our contact form, we will ask you for personal information. You are free to provide this data.

Your data will be processed by e-mail.

The contact form is sent using SMTP / TLS encryption.

Your data is stored on protected servers in Germany subject to data protection regulations.

We use your data only to the extent that this is necessary for the processing of your inquiries and for the further correspondence with you.

By clicking on the “Send” button, you consent to the collection, processing and use of your contact information for the above purposes.

If you do not agree, you must cancel the operation. There is then no sending of the contact form.

You may revoke your consent (s) at any time with effect for the future.

  1. Amendments to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to modify our security and data protection measures, insofar as this is necessary in response to technical developments. In these cases, we will also correspondingly amend our Data Protection Notice. Therefore, please note the relevant current version of this Notice.

  1. Right of information

You may at any time request details regarding our storage of your personal data. If you would like to receive this information, please contact Südwolle GmbH & Co. KG, Wieseneckstraße 26, 90571 Schwaig bei Nürnberg, or E-Mail to .

  1. Right to object

Furthermore, you can require a revocation of consent about the collection, procession, and usage of your personal data. If necessary please Südwolle GmbH & Co. KG, Wieseneckstraße 26, 90571 Schwaig bei Nürnberg, Germany, or E-Mail to .

  1. Questions, suggestions, complaints

If you have any question about data protection or the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly:

Mr Hans Betscher

This individual is also your point of contact for any requests for information, comments or complaints.