Data Protection Policy

Data protection information Ortlinghaus-Werke GmbH, Wermelskirchen

Welcome to Ortlinghaus-Werke GmbH (referred to hereafter as Ortlinghaus)!

Many thanks for your interest in our website and our company.

We place great importance on the protection of your data and your privacy. You have every right to be in control over all of your personal data that you share with Ortlinghaus. And to ensure that you are fully aware of how your personal data are collected and used on our websites, please read the following information.

Personal data, as stated in § 3 section 1 of the German Data Protection Law (BDSG), are individual details about personal or material relations of a certain or determinable natural person (affected party).


Rights of data protection and telemedia data protection.

According to the BDSG, you have a right

  • to find out free of charge what data we have stored on you and how we use it

In addition, you have a right under certain conditions

  • to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted.


According to the German Telemedia Act (TMG), you also have the right

  • to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason any consent that you may have given regarding the collection, processing and use of internet user data

as well as

  • view at any time any internet user data that may be saved about you or a pseudonym.

If necessary, please contact the data protection representative from Ortlinghaus.

You can contact the data protection representative at


Collection, processing and use of data.

If we want to collect, process or use personal data from your visit, we will give you notice about it. You decide which personal data we receive and how we are allowed to process and use it.

To continually improve our web presence, we collect statistical information e.g. about the number of visitors to each individual website. The details stored are the user's computer type and browser, the internet provider, date and time of access along with access data to files in the download area. This information - which is only used for internal purposes - has no reference to an individual person.

We do not collect person-specific data for processing and use from public websites unless you have decided to volunteer the information or have given your express consent.

We would like to explain to you the different purposes.

Contact form:

The data entered by you in the contact form are saved by Ortlinghaus. These data give us the opportunity to get in touch with you. If you do not wish to be contacted, all you need to do is tell us to block or delete the data as appropriate.

Please note that the confidentiality of sensitive, individual-related data that you send via unencrypted email is not safe from third parties.

Data management:

We correct and complete saved data as soon as we are aware that a change is necessary. If required, we also inform the data recipients of this. Saved data are deleted by us via an automated process once the legal or contractual storage period has expired or the data are no longer required.


Ortlinghaus does not sell or lend any personal data in any way to persons or positions outside Ortlinghaus. Details may be used within the company for advertising purposes unless you chose not to participate. We ensure that the boundaries imposed by data protection legislation and advertising law are observed.

Google Analytics:

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is usually passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In the event of IP anonymisation being activated on this website, however, your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states participating in the EEA Treaty will first be shortened by Google. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. At the request of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to put together reports about the website activities and to present to the website operator other services associated with the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the course of Google Analytics will not be placed together with other data by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly; though we should point out that by doing so there is a chance that not all of the functions of this website can be used to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (inc. your IP address) being collected by Google as well as Google's processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link (

You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt out cookie will be set that stops data being collected in future when you visit this website:

Deactivating Google Analytics


Further information about the conditions of use and data protection can be found at and We should point out that Google Analytics on this website has been extended with the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to assure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).


Means of protecting yourself and anonymity

The information that you wish to share with us about your visit is in your hand.


You can navigate through all public websites from Ortlinghaus with anonymity. You can exit the site/s at any time. We only collect statistical data unattributed to you for the purposes of improving our web presence.



When using our contact form, you are free to give just one email address for replies or contact. We will not investigate the owner of this address.



Without your express permission, no individual-related data about your visit to the website will be automatically collected, processed or used. If you request e.g. a newsletter from us, you send us the data for this voluntarily.


Personalised advertising from Ortlinghaus:

You can at any time cancel the company's internal use of your personal data for advertising purposes.




On every form that may contain details about multiple persons such as name, address etc., we use automatic cryptographic end-to-end coding.

This process is supported by the web browsers common in the market. You can identify the encryption by the symbol in your browser display or by the display of the https protocol used (-> right mouse click -> Properties). We recommend that sensitive, personal data are not transmitted unless they are encrypted. SSL-compatible browsers can be found on the homepage of your operating system manufacturer if required.

Access protection at Ortlinghaus:

In our internal files, your data are protected against unauthorised third party access with state-of-the-art technology (firewall). Ortlinghaus staff require specific authorisation to access your data.

Downloading and printing

You can also download this text in PDF format. To view and print out PDF files, you need a PDF reader that you can download free of charge from Adobe Systems GmbH, for example. You can print out the PDF file with the aid of Adobe Reader by selecting Print from the File menu.