Privacy policy

I. General Information and Legal basis
The following statement tells you which type of personal data is collected on this website by us as the responsible body and the purpose for which it is collected, and the extent to which third parties will be granted access to it.

1. Responsible body:
ARGUS Additive Plastics GmbH
Oberer Westring 3-7
33142 Büren, Germany

Tel.: +49 2951 9909-0
Fax: +49 2951 9909-50
Email: mail@argus-additive.de

Managing director: Helmut Hirsch

Registry court: HRB-2457, Local court in Paderborn

Data Protection Officer
Christiane Lohkemper
ARGUS Additive Plastics GmbH
Oberer Westring 3 – 7
33142 Büren
E-mail: datenschutz@argus-additive.de
Tel: +49 2951 9909-0

2. Legal basis upon which the data is processed
Data processing must have a legal basis, and we wish to present this to you below:
When personal data, for which we obtain the consent of the person concerned, is processed, Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter a of the EU Basic Data Processing Regulations (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

When data which is required in the fulfilment of a contract, the party to the contract is the person concerned is processed. Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter b of the EU Basic Data Processing Regulations (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. This also covers the preparations required for carrying out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as it is necessary to process personal data to fulfil a legal obligation incumbent upon our business, Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter c of the EU Basic Data Processing Regulations (DSGVO) will serve as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to protect a justified interest of our business or of a third party, and if the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the person concerned do not prevail over the first-named interest, Article 6 Paragraph 1 letter f of the EU Basic Data Processing Regulations (DSGVO) shall consequently serve as the legal basis for processing the data. The justified interest of our business is in conducting our business activity as well as in the analysis, optimisation and maintenance of the security of our website content.

II. Log-Files, Hosting
Such data sent to us by the browser as part of our justified interest in the analysis and for security reasons will automatically be saved in the server statistics (so-called "logfiles").

This includes the following data in particular:

  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Operating system used and its user interface
  • Referrer URL (the last webpage visited)
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP- address)
  • Date and time of the server inquiry
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (actual webpage)
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Access status / HTTP- Status code.

As a rule we are unable to allocate this data to specific individuals. This data will not be merged with data from other sources. The data will, moreover, be deleted within 7 days following statistical analysis. Data which has to be kept for longer periods of time for the purpose of proof will not be deleted until the case in question has been finally clarified.

We use hosting services. These serve to provide infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, memory capacity and database services, security features as well as technical maintenance services to keep this website running.

In doing so we, or our hosting service provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data for customers, potential customers and visitors to this website on the basis of our justified interests in providing an efficient and reliable website.

III. Contractual processing
The personal data, such as name, address or e-mail address provided by you for contractual purposes for dealing with inquiries for example, will only be used internally to answer your query, deal with your inquiry, or to provide you with access to specific contractual information.

IV. Making contact
When contacting us by e-mail, or via the contact form your information will be saved by us so that we can answer your queries.
Your information will not be passed over to third parties as a matter of principle, unless this is justified by the data protection regulations in force, or we are legally obliged to do so. You may revoke any permission you have granted us at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation your data will be deleted straight away unless it constitutes a statutory exception allowing subsequent processing. Otherwise your data will be deleted when we have processed your enquiry or the reason for saving it no longer exists and other statutory exceptions preventing deletion exist. You may request information about the data held about you at any time.

Job application data
You may also apply for a job with us by using our contact form. The data entered will only be used for the purpose of selecting applicants. By submitting a job application you are confirming that you agree to us contacting you in writing and/or over the telephone as part of the application procedure to keep you up to date. Please note that your data will not be saved in anonymized form, but will instead be accessible to our personnel department and the persons relevant for the situation vacant. We would like to select an applicant solely on the basis of their qualifications and experience, regardless of their race, ethnic background, sex, religion, political views, disability, age or sexual orientation. We would ask that you refrain from entering such information in your application if at all possible. You may amend your application or have it deleted at any time and revoke your consent. Just contact our team to do this.

V. Cookies
This webpage uses cookies. Cookies are small text files saved on your computer and through which the body setting cookies will acquire specific information. They are used to make the website more user-friendly and effective and/or to make it easier for you to navigate your way around our website.

Of course you may also use our website without allowing cookies. You may also configure your browser settings as you like and reject all third party cookies or all cookies or delete cookies already saved. Should you not save cookies, please note that in this case our website may, in certain circumstances, not function without any problems.
You can find out further down in the individual functions which function on our website relies upon cookies.

VI. Passing on data to third parties
We pass on data to third parties if this is necessary to fulfil the contract and / or if we are legally obliged to do so in a given instance and / or entitled to do so.
Sometimes, as part of our justified interests in analysis, optimisation, and running the website economically, we avail ourselves of the services of external service providers. This always assumes that the third party provider has these contents, the IP addresses of the users, since they would not be able to send the contents to their browser without the IP addresses of the users. This means that the IP address is required to display these contents. Moreover, third party providers are able to use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as web-beacons) for statistical or marketing purposes. Information such as visitor traffic to pages in this website can be analysed by using pixel tags. The anonymized information can, moreover, be stored in cookies on the user’s terminal and contain inter alia technical information similar to the log files. Below is a list of our service providers.

We shall inform you in advance if your data is to be used for other purposes, and we shall only use the data provided that you have given your express consent thereto in advance.

1. Service provider Google
We use the services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (henceforth known as Google) as part of our justified interests in analysing, optimising and running our website economically. Google is certified under the Privacy-Shield agreement and as a result of this furnishes a guarantee that it will comply with European data protection law.
(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

a. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics as a web analysis service. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are saved on your computer and which enable you to use the website. The information generated by the cookie about this website (including your IP address) will be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We would draw your attention to the fact that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" extension and consequently Google IP addresses of member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the agreement on the European Economic Area are abbreviated prior to transmission to prevent your identity from being disclosed. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there.
Google will use this information as instructed by the provider to analyse your website with the aim of compiling reports about the website activities for the website operators and in order to render other services associated with the use of the website and internet. Google will also possibly send this information to third parties, provided that this is prescribed by law or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with other Google data. You may prevent the cookies from being installed by setting your browser software accordingly; we would however, point out to you that in this case you will not have full use of all the functions of this website.
You can find the purpose and scope of data collection and the subsequent processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights with regard to this and the settings you can select to protect your privacy in Google‘s data protection information at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/?hl=de as well for Google Analytics in particular at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de and at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de as well as for Universal Analytics at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718?hl=de
By using this website you are stating your consent to the data collected about you being processed by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose named above.

You may object to your data in the terminal concerned being collected and processed by Google at any time with effect for the future in connection with usage of your data by using this link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You may also prevent your data being collected by Google Analytics, by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent your data from being collected when visiting this website with this terminal:

Deactivate Google Analytics

Warning: If you delete cookies, the result of this will be that deactivating cookies will also be deleted and will have to be filed by you again.

b. Google Maps
This website includes contents from Google Maps. By visiting the website the third party provider obtains the information that you have downloaded the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition to this, the data automatically sent by your browser, such as your IP address, will be transmitted to Google Maps in the USA and saved there. The provider saves this data and uses it for the purpose of advertising and market research. If at the same time you are logged in with Google, this data will be sent directly to your account. If you do not wish this to be aligned with your profile, you will have to log out prior to activating the button. By using this website you are consenting to the data collected automatically as well as that data entered by you being collected, processed as well as used by Google, one of its representatives or third party providers. We would draw your attention to the fact that we, as service provider of the website do not receive any information about the content of the data sent as well as how it is used by Google.
You can find detailed information about the purpose and scope of data collection and how it is processed by Google Maps in the service provider’s data protection statement at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

c. Google Fonts
We embed Google’s "Google Fonts". This web font is embedded by calling up a server, as a rule a Google server in the USA. As a result of this information is sent to the server telling it which of our website pages you have visited. The IP address of terminal browser of the visitor visiting these website pages will also be saved by Google. A data protection statement for other information is here at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

VII. Rights of the person concerned
You are entitled to receive information about the personal data saved by us about you. According to the statutory regulations you likewise have a right to have incorrect data corrected, and to have your personal data blocked, transferred or deleted. Please send us an e-mail regarding this with "data protection" in the reference line.
You likewise have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority, should you be of the opinion that processing personal data concerning you is in breach of the statutory regulations.

Insofar as you have granted your consent, you are entitled to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing carried out hitherto up until revocation on the basis of your consent will not be affected as a result.

You may object to your personal data being processed in future at any time in accordance with the statutory regulations. Objection may in particular be made to processing for the purposes of direct mailshots.

VIII. The length of time over which personal data will be saved
We save personal data for the length of the relevant retention period as laid down by law or for as long as there is a need for it to be saved. After the retention period laid down by law has expired, data will be deleted as a matter of routine, unless it is needed to set up a contract or for fulfilling a contract. Insofar as users’ data is not deleted, because it is required for other purposes allowed by law, its processing will be restricted as far as possible. The data will be blocked accordingly as far as possible and not processed for other purposes. This shall apply, for example, for the data of users which has to be retained for commercial law or tax law reasons.

IX. Security information
We try very hard by taking all possible technical and organisational measures to process your personal data in such a way to comply with the regulations of data protection law and in doing so to protect this data. Our website and the communications via our website are encrypted with HTTPS.


This data protection statement was provided by Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Sieling – law firm specialising in IT law.