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Privacy policy

Protecting your personal data is particularly important to us. This is why we only process your data based on statutory provisions. In this data protection information, we let you know about the most important aspects of data processing in connection with our website. With regard to the terms used, such as “personal data” or their “processing”, please refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Name and address of controller

Controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other data protection provisions:


Schäferbarthold GmbH
Erbeweg 2–12
32457 Porta Westfalica, Germany

Court of Registration: Bad Oeynhausen District Court
Registration number: HRB 3748

Managing directors authorised to represent company:
Dr. Christian Schäferbarthold
Wolfgang Schäferbarthold

Telephone: +49 571 502-0

Data Protection Officer:

Stefan Seehütter

Processing of personal data

We only collect and use personal data from our users to the extent this is necessary to ensure a functioning website and to provide our content and services. The personal data of our users is regularly only collected and used with the consent of the user. An exception applies when obtaining prior consent is not possible for factual reasons, and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

Legal basis for processing personal data

In the event we obtain consent from data subjects for the processing of personal data, the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) a) of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject, the legal basis for this shall be Article 6 (1) b) GDPR. This also applies to processing operations that are required to carry out steps prior to entering into a contract.

In the event the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, the legal basis for this shall be Article 6 (1) c) GDPR.
If the processing is required to uphold a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the afore-mentioned interest, the legal basis for the processing shall be Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

Erasure of data and duration of storage

The data we process will be erased or restricted in its processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as the data is no longer required for its intended purpose and the erasure does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not erased because it is required for other, legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

Legal provisions dictate that the storage period is 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) and 10 years in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

Handling data

If there is an opportunity to enter personal or business data online (email addresses, names, addresses), this information is expressly entered voluntarily by the user. Using and paying for all offered services is also permitted – if technically possible and reasonable – without entering any personal data or by giving anonymised data or a pseudonym. It is not permitted for third parties to use contact data such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers as well as email addresses published in the legal notice or comparable information for the purpose of sending information that has not been expressly requested. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event this prohibition is breached.

Security measures

We shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security commensurate with the risk in accordance with Article 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing, as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data as well as the access concerning you, the input, transfer, assurance of availability and separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure data subject rights are exercised, data is erased, and a response is given to data at risk. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection through design and by default (Article 25 GDPR).
The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our servers.

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit such to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only take place based on legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as to payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) b GDPR), if you have given consent, if a legal obligation provides for this, or based on our legitimate interests.
If we commission third parties with the processing of data based on a processing contract, this takes place based on Article 28 GDPR.

Transfer to third countries

Where we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union [EU] or the European Economic Area [EEA]) or where we do so in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to third parties, this will only happen if such takes place to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, based on a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process data or have data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Article 44 et seq. GDPR apply. This means, for example, that processing takes place based on special safeguards, such as official recognition of a level of data protection corresponding to EU regulations (e.g. “Privacy Shield” for the USA) or the observance of officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called standard contractual clauses).

Description and scope of data processing

Upon each access to our website, our system records automated data and information from the accessing computer. 
The following data is collected:

  • Browser type and version used
  • Operating system of the user
  • ISP of user
  • IP address of user
  • Date and hour of access
  • Website through which the user’s system accessed our website
  • Websites that were accessed by the user’s system through our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

Purpose of processing

The IP address must be stored temporarily by the system to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. 
The data is stored in logfiles to ensure the website remains functional. Furthermore, the data helps us optimise the website and keep our IT systems secure. The data is not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context. 
These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Article 6 (1) f) GDPR.

Duration of storage

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data collected to make the website available, this happens when the respective session has ended. 
If the data is stored in log files, it will be erased after no more than seven days. It may also be stored for a longer period. In this case, the IP address of the user will be erased or masked so that it can no longer be traced back to the accessing client.

Objection and removal

We are required to collect the data used in making our website available and to store the data in log files in order to operate the website. The user, in other words, cannot object to our collection and storage of the data. 

Contact form and email contact

Our website has a contact form that can be used to make contact electronically. If a user does so, the data entered will be transmitted to us and stored. 

In addition, the IP address of the accessing computer as well as the date and time of the registration are collected during the access. 
Your consent for the data processing is collected during the sending procedure, and reference is made to this privacy statement. 
Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the email will be stored. 
If you contact us using the contact form on our website, or by email, we will save the information you provided for the purpose of processing the request and in the event of any follow-up questions for twelve months. 
In this context, the data is not passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively to process the conversation.

Use of cookies and other technologies

As you have given your consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR, we use the following cookies and other third-party technologies on our website.
After the expiry of the purpose and the end of the use of the respective technology by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Further information on your revocation options can be found in the “Cookies and other technologies" section. For further information including the basis of our cooperation with the individual providers can be found at the individual technologies. If you have questions about the providers and the basis of our and the basis of our cooperation with them, please contact the contact option described in this privacy policy.

Use of Google services

We use the technologies described below, from:

Google Ireland Ltd.
Gordon House
Barrow Street
Dublin 4


The information automatically collected by Google technologies about your use of our website is usually sent to a server of the:

Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View
CA 94043

and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.  Unless otherwise specified for the individual technologies, the data processing is based on an agreement concluded for the respective technology between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy:

Geolocation IP-Adress

In order to enable the website to be displayed in the language variant that suits you and with the corresponding telephone extension in our company, the IP address is analysed. For this purpose, the country of the call is derived from the IP address when the website is called up. Further processing then takes place exclusively on the basis of the derived country and only to the extent and for the purpose described above. Further evaluation, storage and/or derivation from the IP address or the country of the call explicitly does not take place. This function serves on the one hand to improve the user experience and on the other hand to display the appropriate contact information for establishing customer contacts for order initiation.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of website analysis, Google Analytics is used to collect data (IP address, time of the visit, device and browser information about your use of our website) is automatically collected and stored. Usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies may be used for this purpose.

If you visit our website from the EU, your IP address is stored on a server located in the EU to derive location data and then immediately deleted before the traffic is forwarded to further servers of Google for processing. The data processing is carried out on the basis of an order processing agreement by Google.

For the purpose of optimised marketing of our website, we have set the data sharing settings for "Google products and services" active. So Google can access the data collected and processed by Google Analytics and subsequently use it to improve Google services. The data sharing with Google under these data sharing settings is based on an additional agreement between data controllers. We have have no influence on the subsequent data processing by Google.

For the purpose of optimised marketing of our website, we use the so-called UserID function. With the help of this function, we can associate your interaction data with one or more sessions on our online sites a unique, permanent ID, to and so analyse your user behaviour across devices and sessions.

Google Ads

For advertising purposes in the Google search results as well as on the websites of third parties the so-called Google Remarketing Cookie is set when you visit our website.
Automatically by collecting and processing data (IP address, time of the visit, device and browser information as well as information on your use of our website) and by means of a pseudonymous CookieID and on the on the basis of the pages you have visited. Any further further data processing will only take place if you have activated the setting "personalised advertising" setting in your Google account. If you are in this If you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create target group lists for create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing.

For website analysis and event tracking, we measure via Google Ads conversion tracking, we measure your subsequent usage behaviour when you access our website via a Google Ads ad. Google Ads advertisement to our website. For this purpose cookies may be used and data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information, and information about your use of our website based on events events specified by us, such as visiting a website or signing up for a newsletter) from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms.

Matomo (Piwik) JS Tracker

Provided you have consented to this in accordance with Article 6 (1) a GDPR, data is automatically collected and stored on this website for the purposes of website analysis with the help of web analysis software Matomo ( when you visit the site, and used to create user profiles with pseudonyms. Cookies can be used for this purpose. The pseudonymised user profiles are not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without separate, explicit consent. Once the purpose no longer applies and we stop using Matomo, the data collected in this context will be deleted.
All data processed as part of the website analysis described above is processed on our servers.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by following the instructions below.
After your withdrawal of consent, an opt-out cookie is stored on your end device. If you delete your cookies, you will again be asked to give your consent.

Your rights

  • You have the right to request confirmation as to whether relevant data is being processed and to be informed about this data and to receive further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 GDPR.
  • In accordance with Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to request that the data concerning you be completed or that the incorrect data concerning you be corrected.
  • In accordance with Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted without delay or, alternatively, to demand restriction of processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 GDPR.
  • You have the right to request to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, and to request its transfer to other controllers.
  • You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR.

Integration of third-party services and content

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in analysing and optimising as well as efficiently operating our website within the meaning of Article 6 (1) f GDPR) we use content or services from third-party providers to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as “content”). This means the third-party providers of this content must see the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required to present this content. We strive only to use content where the given provider uses the IP address exclusively to deliver this content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonym information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, the time of the visit and other information about the use of our online offerings, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, together with links to their privacy policies, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, options for objection (‘opt-out’).

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Questions for the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact our data protection officer directly:

Marc Kornhardt

Valid from 3 August 2020

Schäferbarthold GmbH • 32457 Porta Westfalica

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Information on the processing of your applicant data

We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data by Schäferbarthold GmbH in your application process, and the rights to which you are entitled under data protection law.

Who is responsible for data processing and who is the data protection officer? 

Controller responsible for data processing on this website:

Schäferbarthold GmbH
Erbeweg 2–12
32457 Porta Westfalica
+49 571 502-0
+49 571 502-123

You can reach our data protection officer (Marc Kornhardt, Sales B2C) at the above address or at the following email address:

What happens to your applicant data?

We very much value the protection of your personal data and are obliged to comply with the legal requirements on the subject of data protection in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Data Protection Act (New BDSG).

We process your applicant data based on Section 26 (1) New BDSG.

We have taken technical and organisational measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation and unauthorised access. Below we would like to inform you about the use of your personal data within the application process at our company. 

There is restricted access to personal data at Schäferbarthold, which ensures that only authorised persons can access your data. As a matter of principle, your applicant data is only used by the department processing your application (usually HR and the head of the target department) during the application process. 
Your data will only be used for the application process. Your applicant data will not be used further or passed on to third parties.

If we intend to process your applicant data for additional purposes (e.g. inclusion in a talent pool), we will obtain separate consent from you in advance. 
Such consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time without giving reasons.

What data protection rights can you enforce as a data subject?

You can request information from the above address regarding the data stored about you. In addition, under certain conditions you can request the rectification or erasure of your data. You may also have a right to restrict the processing of your data and a right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, without giving reasons. If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to this processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We shall no longer process your personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is conducted for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where can you lodge a complaint?

You may contact the above-mentioned data protection officer or a data protection supervisory authority with a complaint. 
The data protection supervisory authority with oversight for us is:

Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestr. 2–4
40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 211 38424-0
Fax: +49 211 38424-10

How long will your data be stored?

We erase your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the defined purpose of processing the application. After the application procedure has ended, the data will be deleted immediately, no later than after six months, in compliance with the provisions of data protection law. In exceptional cases, personal data may be retained for the period during which claims may be brought against us (statutory limitation period of three or up to thirty years).


I. Online content

The author accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided, or for it being up to date. Liability claims against the author relating to material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded as a matter of principle, insofar as there is no demonstrably intentional or grossly negligent fault on the part of the author.

All offers are subject to change and are non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire content without prior notice, or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

II. References and links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites (“hyperlinks”) that the author bears no responsibility for, the author would only have a liability obligation if the author had knowledge of the content and it would be technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent use in the case of illegal content.

The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, the author expressly distances himself from all content of all linked pages that were changed after the links were created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author’s own website as well as to third-party entries in guest books, discussion forums, lists of links, mailing lists and all other forms of databases set up by the author to which write access is provided externally. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of such information, the provider of the page referred to shall bear sole liability, not the party who merely refers to said published information via links.

III. Copyright and trademark law

The author strives to observe the copyrights of the images, graphics, audio recordings, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use images, graphics, audio recordings, video sequences and texts created by himself, or to make use of licence-free graphics, audio recordings, video sequences and texts.

All brand names and trademarks mentioned on the website and potentially protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and to the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. Just because a trademark is mentioned does not mean that it is not protected by the rights of third parties!

The copyright for published content created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of such graphics, audio recordings, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s express consent.

IV. Data protection

It is not permitted for third parties to use contact data such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers as well as email addresses published in the legal notice or comparable information for the purpose of sending information that has not been expressly requested. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event this prohibition is breached.

The customer is not entitled to disclose to third parties any information and data he becomes aware of in the course of executing the purchase contract. This applies in particular to shipping information.

V. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer shall be regarded as part of the online content that links to this page. If sections or individual terms of this text are not, no longer, or not completely legal, this shall not affect the content or validity of the other parts.

Valid from 16. June 2023

Schäferbarthold GmbH • 32457 Porta Westfalica