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In the following, we would like to explain which data we collect, process and use, when we collect it and for what purposes. This is intended to explain how our services work and how the protection of your personal data is guaranteed.

We collect, process and use personal data only if you have consented to this or if it is permitted by law.

1. Data controller

The responsible entity under the Data Protection Act is:


Freiheitstr. 24-26
42719 Solingen

If you have any general questions or suggestions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time by email at datenschutz-fh (at) forsthoffwelding.com .

2. Collection and storage of data, in particular personal data, as well as the nature and purpose of use

You can visit our website without disclosing any personal information.

a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website https://www.forsthoff.com, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file
  • The website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
  • The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The data listed will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth connection to the website,
  • to ensure convenient use of our website,
  • for the evaluation of system security and stability as well as,
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para 1 S. 1 lit. f of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Our legitimate interest arises from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances will we use the data collected to draw conclusions about you. We additionally use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website For further explanations, please refer to sections 4 and 5 of this Data Protection Declaration.

b) When using our contact form 

If you have any queries, you can contact us via the contact form provided on the website. A valid e-mail address is required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 S. 1 lit. of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been processed.

3. Disclosure of data

We will not disclose personal data without your express consent, unless there is a legal reason for doing so, e.g. if we are legally obliged to disclose data (information to law enforcement authorities and courts; information to public authorities that receive data based on legal regulations, e.g. social security agencies, tax authorities, etc.) or if we engage third parties obliged to professional secrecy to enforce our claims.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make it more convenient for you to use our website. For instance, we use the so-called session cookies to identify which pages of our website you have already visited. . These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimise user-friendliness. It is automatically detected that you have previously used aucasinosonline.com and what entries and settings you have made so that you do not need to enter them again when you visit our site to use our services. On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see Section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been with us when you return to our site. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies is necessary for the afore mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies, however, may result in you being unable to use all the features of our website.

4. Analysis tools, Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are based on Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1lit. f of the GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-oriented design and the continuous optimisation of our website. We also use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate under the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

A) Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimisation of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see Section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such


  • browser type/version,
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (i.e. the previously visited page)
  • the host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request,

are sent to and stored on a server hosted by Google Inc. in the USA. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on advertising activities and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an allocation is not possible (IP masking). 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) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on available at the following link: (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en ).

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

In order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our website for you, we also use Google Conversion Tracking In this process, Google Adwords sets a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the Adwords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used by aucasinosonline.com/nz/ to create conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted into conversion tracking. Adwords customers obtain the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked.

Google’s privacy policy on conversion tracking can be found here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

6. Social Media

We do not use plugins from the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube social networks on our website You can access the content related to our company at these third-party providers via separate link icons at the bottom of the website.

a) Facebook

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook’s data protection information (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

b) Twitter

For information on data collection and further processing and use of the data by Twitter, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy (https://twitter.com/privacy).

c) YouTube

You can find information about data collection, further processing and use of the data by youtube in YouTube’s privacy policy at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

7. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to:

  • demand the correction of inaccurate or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Article 16 of the DSGVO;
  • request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless its processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR;
  • request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its deletion and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 18 of the DSGVO;
  • receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller in accordance with Art. 20 of the DSGVO;
  • revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 para DSGVO. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 of the DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

8. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation. If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to todatenschutz-fh (at)forsthoffwelding.com

9. Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. The website is secured via the recognised HTTPS standard Form data is transmitted in a protected manner on this basis.

10. Updating and alteration of this Data Protection Declaration

This privacy policy is currently valid as of May 2018. It may be necessary to change this privacy policy from time to time as a result of the further development of our website and services or due to changes in the statutory or regulatory requirements.