Data privacy statement of the Westfalen Group - Westfalen AG
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Data privacy statement of the Westfalen Group

Thank you for visiting the website of Westfalen AG. We place great importance on the secure and confidential use of your data, particularly under consideration of the currently valid statutory regulations.To meet these requirements, we have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with the pertinent regulations.

You can, in principle, visit our websites without providing us with any personal data. To do this, you may need to make the necessary settings in your web browser.The data collected on these websites will be processed only for the stated purposes. Your data will not be provided to third parties unless required to fulfil the specific purpose or you have consented to the forwarding of your data.

Collection and processing of data when visiting the website

When you visit this website, the following data will be logged and processed automatically in connection with the provision of services: date and time at which the page was viewed, URL viewed, browser used (user agent), success or failure of page view (view status), volume of data sent and received, runtime.

This data is processed for technical reasons to ensure the demand-driven provision of the service and may also be used to generate internal system and usage statistics. This does not, however, involve personally identifiable data. If statistics are created to tailor the website to reflect customer requirements, this will be done on a pseudonymous basis.

Die IP-Adresse des anfragenden Rechners wird auch zur technischen Bereitstellung dieser Webseite nicht protokolliert.

Cookies are used on occasion when you visit this website. Cookies are saved in your browser to improve service quality. The cookies used are “session cookies” that automatically lose their validity at the end of the visit and may be deleted depending on the settings that you have made in your browser.You can prevent the use of cookies in general by making the relevant settings in your browser. This may, however, limit the range of functions offered by the website.

Analysis and statistics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files placed on your computer that enable the website to analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is active on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other states that have signed up to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information  to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. If you do so, however, please note that it may not be possible for you to use the full scope of this website’s functions. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and using data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (

You can prevent information from being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents your data from being recorded during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

You can find more information about the terms of use and data protection at or at Note that the code “anonymizeIp” has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure the anonymised entry of IP addresses (referred to as IP masking).

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and to create directions. Google Maps is a map service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website including your IP address and the (start) address entered as part of the route planner function can be transmitted to Google in the USA. When you access a website on our website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The map content is transmitted from Google directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Google in this way. According to our knowledge, this is at least the following data:

Date and time of visit to the website in question,
Internet address or URL of the website accessed,
IP address, (start) address entered as part of route planning.
We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google and therefore cannot assume any responsibility for this.
If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you cannot use the map display.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information (
By using our website and agreeing to cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Maps Route Planner in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We integrate the maps of the service “Google Maps” from the provider Google. The processed data can include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually carried out as part of the settings of their mobile devices). Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website:; Privacy Policy:; Privacy Shield (guaranteeing data protection level when processing data in the USA):; Opposition option (opt-out): opt-out plugin:, settings for the display of advertisements:

Use of SalesViewer® technology:

On this website, data for marketing, market research and optimization purposes is collected and stored using SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the legitimate interests of the website operator (Art. 6 Para.1 lit.f GDPR).

A javascript-based code is used for this purpose, which is used to collect company-related data and use it accordingly. The data collected with this technology is encrypted using a non-recalculated one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

The data stored in Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link in order to prevent future collection by SalesViewer® within this website. An opt-out cookie for this website will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.


This website uses Mouseflow, a web analysis tool from Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark. The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors. For this purpose, data is collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes. User profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used. The web analysis tool Mouseflow records randomly selected individual visits (only with an anonymised IP address). This creates a log of mouse movements and clicks with the intention of randomly playing individual website visits and deriving potential improvements for the website from this. The data collected with Mouseflow will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the separate consent of the person concerned. The processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR from the legitimate interest in direct customer communication and in the needs-based design of the website.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation. To do this, you can globally deactivate recording on all websites that use Mouseflow for the browser you are currently using under the following link:

Online job applications

The online job application service of Westfalen AG ( uses a secure, encrypted connection. You can identify the secure connection by the prefix “https://” and the stored SSL certificate.

As part of the Westfalen online application service, we require the following personal information from you: form of address, first name, last name, place of residence (house number, street, postcode, city, country), telephone number and e-mail address. Depending on the role that is being offered, we may require additional information, such as proof of your qualifications. You can provide this information to us at the relevant point.

This data is used exclusively during the application procedure for the job vacancy or vacancies for which you have applied. The data is not forwarded to third parties. The applicant data is processed within Westfalen AG and, in some cases, its subsidiaries (depending on the job vacancy) only by persons involved in the application process. If the data that you provide and enter is to be used for other purposes, this requires your specific consent, which is clearly indicated at the relevant points.

Once the application process is complete, we will delete your data unless storage of said data is required to comply with a statutory retention period.

Please use the online portal to apply for any job vacancies and do not send us your documents by e-mail. E-mail is not generally considered a secure means of communication.

Online shop/contact forms and ordering processes

The online shop of Westfalen AG uses a secure, encrypted connection. You can identify the secure connection by the prefix “https://” and the stored SSL certificate.

The data that you provide, such as your name, customer number, delivery address and e-mail address, is used exclusively to fulfil the business purpose and to process your order at Westfalen AG and its subsidiaries, as applicable. The contact data that you provide is also used to send you up-to-date version of safety data sheets.

Your data is not processed for any purposes that go beyond its use as a means to fulfil the business purpose. If the data that you provide is to be used for other purposes, this requires your specific consent, which is clearly indicated at the relevant points.

The storage period is based on the statutory retention obligations set out in Section 257 of the German Commercial Code and Section 147 of the German Tax Code (6 or 10 years).


In order to ensure that you reach the right website for your country (e.g. automatic preselection of country and language), this website uses geolocalisation software developed by MaxMind (14 Spring Street, 3rd Floor Waltham, MA 02451, USA). This software analyses your IP address in order to determine your approximate location. The geolocalisation is based solely on anonymised IP addresses. The precise location of visitors to the website is excluded.

The data processing is based on our corporate interests resulting from the purpose of the processing and based on article 6 para. 1 point f) of GDPR. If you do not wish to use MaxMind, you can find detailed deactivation information here:

MaxMind complies with the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA and has been certified as such. Thereby, MaxMind is bound to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Detailed information can be found by clicking the following link:

Credit check

When you use the online shop, the data required to perform a check of your creditworthiness may be transmitted in accordance with the statutory provisions and under consideration of data protection requirements. For this service, the Westfalen Group uses the external service providers Creditreform Münster Riegel & Riegel KG, Scharnhorststr. 46, 48151 Münster, Germany and Schufa Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden, Germany.


To subscribe to a newsletter, you need only provide your e-mail address. We will only use the e-mail address provided to send the relevant newsletter so that you can receive the requested information by e-mail on a regular basis. You can unsubscribe from the requested newsletter again at any time. Information about how to unsubscribe is provided at the end of each e-mail newsletter.

If the data that you provide and enter is to be used for other purposes, this requires your specific consent, which is clearly indicated at the relevant points. We will store your data relating to the newsletter subscription until you unsubscribe from the newsletter with future effect.

Information requests

You have the right to receive information about the personal data held by Westfalen AG, how this personal data was collected and its intended use. We will be happy to accommodate such a request for information. In such cases, please send a written request for information to our data protection officer (contact details provided below).

Correction, deletion and objection

We will be happy to correct or delete your personal data upon request, as long as this does not contravene any retention periods stipulated by law. If it is not possible to delete your data, we will lock it instead.

We will also delete your stored personal data automatically on a regular basis once the purpose for which it was originally saved is no longer applicable and if the deletion does not contravene any retention periods required by law.

Change to these provisions

We reserve the right to change this data privacy statement. A change to the data privacy statement may be required for technical reasons or for reasons relating to data protection law. Please therefore always refer to the currently valid version.

Name and address of the controller

The controller under the General Data Protection Regulation is:

Westfalen AG
Industrieweg 43
48155 Münster, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)251 695-0

Register Court Münster HRB 186

VAT ID no. DE 12 61 17 135

Contact data of the data protection officer

By post:

Data Protection Officer

Westfalen AG

Industrieweg 43

48155 Münster


 By e-mail:


Informationen nach Art. 13 DSGVO (gültig ab dem 25.05.2018)

Hinweise auf die Rechte der Betroffenen

Informationspflicht nach Art. 13 DSGVO

Die betroffene Person hat das Recht, von dem Verantwortlichen eine Bestätigung darüber zu verlangen, ob sie betreffende personenbezogene Daten verarbeitet werden; ist dies der Fall, so hat sie ein Recht auf Auskunft über diese personenbezogenen Daten und auf die in Art. 15 DSGVO im einzelnen aufgeführten Informationen.

Die betroffene Person hat das Recht, von dem Verantwortlichen unverzüglich die Berichtigung sie betreffender unrichtiger personenbezogener Daten und ggf. die Vervollständigung unvollständiger personenbezogener Daten zu verlangen (Art. 16 DSGVO).

Die betroffene Person hat das Recht, von dem Verantwortlichen zu verlangen, dass sie betreffende personenbezogene Daten unverzüglich gelöscht werden, sofern einer der in Art. 17 DSGVO im einzelnen aufgeführten Gründe zutrifft, z. B. wenn die Daten für die verfolgten Zwecke nicht mehr benötigt werden (Recht auf Löschung), es sei denn, gesetzliche Aufbewahrungs- oder Archivierungsfristen stehen dem entgegen.

Die betroffene Person hat das Recht, von dem Verantwortlichen die Einschränkung der Verarbeitung zu verlangen, wenn eine der in Art. 18 DSGVO aufgeführten Voraussetzungen gegeben ist, z. B. wenn die betroffene Person Widerspruch gegen die Verarbeitung eingelegt hat, für die Dauer der Prüfung durch den Verantwortlichen.

Die betroffene Person hat das Recht, zu beantragen, dass die sie betreffenden personenbezogenen Daten, die sie einem Verantwortlichen bereitgestellt hat, einem anderen Verantwortlichen zu übermitteln (Art. 20 DSGVO).

Die betroffene Person hat das Recht, aus Gründen, die sich aus ihrer besonderen Situation ergeben, jederzeit gegen die Verarbeitung sie betreffender personenbezogener Daten Widerspruch einzulegen. Der Verantwortliche verarbeitet die personenbezogenen Daten dann nicht mehr, es sei denn, er kann zwingende schutzwürdige Gründe für die Verarbeitung nachweisen, die die Interessen, Rechte und Freiheiten der betroffenen Person überwiegen, oder die Verarbeitung dient der Geltendmachung, Ausübung oder Verteidigung von Rechtsansprüchen (Art. 21 DSGVO).

Jede betroffene Person hat das Recht auf Beschwerde bei einer Aufsichtsbehörde. Die betroffene Person kann dieses Recht bei einer Aufsichtsbehörde in dem Mitgliedstaat ihres Aufenthaltsorts, ihres Arbeitsplatzes oder des Orts des mutmaßlichen Verstoßes geltend machen.

Bevor Sie sich mit einer Beschwerde an die zuständige Aufsichtsbehörde wenden, möchten wir Sie bitten, diese Angelegenheit mit unserem Datenschutzbeauftragten zu klären.