We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations. As new technologies and the continuous development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.

This privacy policy applies to:

  • users of our online offer at the address https://www.barthelme.de, hereinafter referred to as the website
  • interested parties, customers, suppliers and other business partners and their contact persons


1. Responsible for data processing

As the operator of this website, we are responsible for the processing of your personal data within the scope of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR. If you wish to object to data processing or exercise your rights as a concerned person, you can address your objection or inquiry directly to us:

Josef Barthelme GmbH & Co. KG
Oedenberger Str. 149 90491

Telefon: +49 / 911 / 42476-0
Fax: +49 / 911 / 42476-66
E-Mail: info@barthelme.de

2. Contact of the data protection officer

If you have any questions or concerns about data protection, or if you believe that your personal data will not be processed correctly by us, please contact our data protection officer, Mr. Mathias Besser:

Josef Barthelme GmbH & Co. KG
data protection officer
149 Oedenberger Str.
90491 Nuremberg

E-mail: datenschutz@barthelme.de

3. Data processing through our website

3.1 Access data

When you access our website, we and/or our web hosting provider automatically store the following data in server log files on our behalf:

  • the IP address you are using
  • name and URL of the pages accessed
  • time of access
  • notification of successful retrieval
  • amount of data transferred
  • source or reference from which you accessed our website
  • browser used and the version of the browser
  • operating system used
  • the host name of your computer

This data is automatically transmitted to us by your browser. We use the server log files for statistical evaluations, including anonymous recording of the number of visitors to our website as well as the extent and type of use of our online offering. With this information we can analyse the data traffic, detect and prevent misuse, search and correct errors and generally improve our offer.

We collect the data out of legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in the operation, security and optimisation of our online offer.

3.2 Session Cookies

We use so-called session cookies to optimize our online offer. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and stored temporarily on your hard drive. This file contains a so-called session ID, with which you can assign various requests of your browser to a session. When you return to our website, your computer can be recognized so that certain settings are taken over. The cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

We process session cookies for legitimate reasons in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR in a user-friendly, effective and secure website.

You can set your browser in such a way that it generally refuses the acceptance of cookies, or that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide in individual cases whether you accept or refuse the acceptance of cookies for certain cases. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of the website may be limited.

The server log files are usually stored for a maximum of 7 days and then automatically deleted. We reserve the right to review the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on tangible information. If data has to be kept for evidential purposes, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been conclusively resolved. The cumulative statistical data is not automatically deleted.

3.3 Contacting

If you contact us by e-mail or web form, we will store your details for processing the request and also for reference purposes in the event of subsequent enquiries. It is in our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to advise you on our products and services and to initiate, conclude and fulfil contracts.

We store your messages as business letters with a retention period of 6 years and delete them after expiry of the deadline within one year.

If you request an offer when contacting us or in the subsequent communication process, if you order goods or services or if you would like to enter into a contractual relationship with us in another recognisable manner or enter into contractual negotiations, we will process your data in accordance with our data protection information for interested parties, customers and suppliers.

3.4 E-Mail Newsletter

We use the double opt-in procedure for subscribing to our e-mail newsletter. By completing and sending the registration form you expressly agree to receive our newsletter. We will then send you an activation e-mail and ask you to confirm that you would like to receive our newsletter by clicking on the link contained therein.

In this case we process your data on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, in order to inform you about news from our company and our industry, our products and services, our current offers and in some cases also about suitable offers from partners. The processing of your data and the sending of e-mails is carried out on our behalf by a service provider (newsletter service) to whom we send your data for this purpose. The service-provider is not permitted to process your data in any other way, in particular to pass them on to third parties or to use them for his own purposes.

We only store your data for newsletter registration as long as you have not revoked your registration. In addition, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary for the reliable processing of your de-registration.

You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. To do this, you can use the unsubscribe link provided in each newsletter. A message in text form to the contact data mentioned under number 1 is also sufficient. Your revocation does not affect the legality of the processing, which was carried out before your revocation on the basis of your consent.

3.5 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google has signed and certified itself under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA. By doing so, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, by activating IP anonymisation on our website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services relating to website and internet use. This is also our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

User and event level data associated with cookies, user IDs or promotional IDs is retained for 14 months and then automatically deleted within one month. The accumulated Google Analytics reports are not automatically deleted.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 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 furthermore prevent the transmission to Google of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google in the future by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

3.6 Hyperlinks, embedded services and third-party content

Our website contains hyperlinks to external websites. If you click on such a link, you will leave the area in which we are responsible for processing your personal data. The provider of the external site processes your data on its website at its own discretion and under its own responsibility.

Third-party embedded content on our website is loaded directly from the provider's server. When you access the embedded content page, your IP address is transmitted to the provider's server to retrieve the content. The provider of the embedded content can process your data at their own risk in the same way as when directly accessing their website.

3.7 Embedded videos

We also embed videos from YouTube directly into the page content on our website. If you visit a page that contains an embedded video, a direct connection between your browser, YouTube servers and the DoubleClick network is also established when using the "extended data protection mode". When playing the video, further data processing operations can be triggered in the same way as when directly accessing the YouTube website. We have no influence on the type and scope of data that the plugin transmits to YouTube's servers. YouTube processes the collected data at its own discretion and responsibility in accordance with its privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

3.8 Other recipients of personal data

In addition to the data recipients that we have indicated for the aforementioned processing, your data will also be processed by the hosting provider, who stores our website on his servers on our behalf and makes it available for retrieval, and by service providers who set up and maintain our internet presence as part of order processing.

3.9 Use of SalesViewer® technology

This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally

The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.

4. Processing of data of our business partners and interested parties

4.1 Type of data and data collection

We process your personal basic data (e.g. name, address), communication data (e.g. telephone number, fax number, e-mail address), contract general data, customer history, billing and payment data, bank details as well as planning and control data for the business relationship.

As a rule, we collect the personal data that we process from you directly from you.

4.2 Duration of processing

As a rule, we process your data for the duration of an active business relationship. If you have not had documented contact with us for 5 consecutive years, your customer data will be deleted in the following year, unless further processing is necessary due to a legal obligation or to assert, exercise or defend our legal claims.

We store other data in accordance with legal or statutory periods and delete them at the latest in the year following the expiry of the period. For transaction data (invoices, credit notes), the legal tax retention period is usually 10 years, for business correspondence 6 years.

4.3 Purposes and legal basis of the processing

As a rule, we process your data for the purpose of initiating contracts or fulfilling contractual obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

We also use the information that we receive from you in connection with a purchase to send you information about our own products and services that you may be interested in as a result of your recent purchases by post or e-mail. Sales promotion through advertising is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR, which we exercise in conjunction with § 7 para. 3 UWG (Act Against Unfair Competition). You can object to the use of your data for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send a message in text form to the contact data specified under point 1. You can also opt-out of being contacted by e-mail for this purpose by using the unsubscribe link included. Communication in any other form is not affected by this cancellation.

4.4 Necessity of the data

The data we collect from you is generally required for the performance of the contractual relationship. If you do not provide us with the data we require, we will not be able to supply you.

4.5 Recipients of the data

We transmit your data to parcel service providers and forwarding agencies within the scope of delivery and to banks for the processing of payment transactions via direct debiting. Your data will also be transmitted to customs authorities for export.

If you request an offer from us or order goods or services for a market that we do not supply ourselves, your data will be forwarded to our sales partners for the relevant market for the purpose of initiating or implementing a contractual relationship. We may also transfer your data to countries that do not have an adequate level of data protection. In such cases the transmission takes place on the basis of Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

In the context of direct marketing, your data will be processed on our behalf by an external service provider who will carry out the distribution. Your data can also be viewed by external service providers who set up and maintain IT systems and software on our behalf or make the IT services available to us. These service providers may only process your data for specific purposes and may not use it for other purposes, in particular their own, or pass it on to third parties.

4.6 Automated decision making or profiling

We do not use automated decision making or profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Para. 1 - 4 GDPR.

5. Your rights as affected person

As a person affected by the data processing pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to receive a free confirmation from us as to whether we are processing your personal data and, if this applies, to receive information about these data free of charge.

You also have the right to have inaccurate data corrected in accordance with Article 16 GDPR, the right to have your data deleted in accordance with Article 17 GDPR and the right to have processing restricted in accordance with Article 18 GDPR.

For your personal data which we process on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or on the basis of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, you may also assert your right to the transferability of data pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.

6. Possibility of appeal to the supervisory authority

If you believe that we are processing your data unlawfully, you can also lodge a complaint directly with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. In particular, you may contact the supervisory authority in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place where the alleged infringement is alleged.

7. Right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

If we process your data on the basis of legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR or on the basis of public interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR, you can object to the processing of your data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. In this case, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling interests worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend our legal claims.

You can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time. We will then no longer use your personal data for these purposes.


Version May 2018
© Josef Barthelme GmbH & Co. KG