Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

The controller pursuant to data protection legislation, especially the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Köttermann GmbH

Your Rights as a Data Subject

By contacting our Data Protection Officer under the contact details provided, you may exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Information about the data we hold about you and its processing,
  • Rectification of inaccurate personal data
  • Deletion of data we hold about you,
  • Restriction of data processing if our statutory obligations preclude the erasure of your data at this time,
  • Object to our processing of your data and
  • Data portability if you have given your consent to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you may withdraw this at any time with future effect.

You may file a complaint with your competent supervisory authority at any time. The competent supervisory authority will depend on the federal state in which you are resident, have your workplace or in which the alleged infringement took place.

Purposes of Data Processing by the Controller and Third Parties

We only process your personal data for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for any purposes other than those specified. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent to this,
  • The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party,
  • The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,

The processing is necessary in order to protect vital interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding and legitimate interest in the non-communication of your data.

Collection of General Information when Visiting our Website

When you visit our website, cookies are used to collect and store general information (server log files), for instance about your web browser, operating system, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and other similar information. None of this information can be used to identify you personally.

This information is required for technical reasons to enable the correct delivery of the requested website content and is generated automatically when using the Internet. It is processed for the following purposes in particular:

  • To ensure a good website connection,
  • To prevent technical issues when using our website,
  • To evaluate system security and stability, and
  • For other administrative purposes.

We have a legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data for the above data collection purposes. We do not use your data to identify you personally. The only recipients of your data are the controller and, where applicable, the processor(s).

We may, from time to time, statistically analyze anonymous information of this kind in order to optimize our website and the underlying technology.


Like most websites, we use ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your hard drive from a website server. This automatically provides us with specific data, such as your IP address, browser, operating system and Internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to launch software or transmit viruses to a computer. The information stored in the cookies facilitates your navigation of the site and ensures that our web pages are displayed correctly.

We never pass on the data we collect to third parties or create a link to personal data without your consent.

It is also, of course, possible to view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are usually configured to accept cookies. You can generally disable the use of cookies at any time in your browser settings. Use your Internet browser Help to find out how to adjust these settings. Please note that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


Registering with our Website

If you register to use our personalized services, we do store some personal data, such as your name, address, and contact details, including your telephone number and e-mail address. Once registered with us, you have access to content and services that is only available to registered users. Registered users can also amend or delete at any time the data they provided during registration. In addition, we can, of course, provide you with information about the personal data we hold about you at any time. We will also be happy to rectify or erase these data at your request, as long as there are no legal retention obligations preventing this. Please use the contact details provided at the end of this Privacy Policy if you would like to contact us in this regard.

SSL Encryption

To protect your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption technologies (for example, SSL) via HTTPS.


Provided that we have your express consent to do so, we will send you a regular newsletter and comparable information by e-mail to the e-mail address you provided.

To receive the newsletter, the only information we require is your e-mail address. The data provided by you for subscription to our newsletter will be used only for this purpose. From time to time, subscribers may also receive e-mail communications about service or registration matters (changes to the newsletter service, for example, or technical issues).

For successful registration, we do require a valid e-mail address. To verify that a subscription request was made by the owner of the e-mail address, we implement a double opt-in procedure, logging the newsletter request, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and receipt of the response requested in this e-mail. We do not collect any other data. The data are used only for the purposes of sending the newsletter and are not passed on to third parties.

You are free to withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. Every newsletter contains a link for this purpose. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website or contact us at the details provided at the foot of this data protection notice to advise us accordingly.

Contact Form

Should you contact us by e-mail or via the contact form, the information you provide will be stored for inquiry handling purposes and possible follow-up questions.



Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to provide visual geo-location information. When you use Google Maps, information about your use of the map functions is collected, processed and used by Google. For more information about processing by Google, please visit Google’s Privacy Policy. You will also find information about adjusting your own personal privacy settings.

You will find detailed instructions explaining how to manage your own data in connection with Google products here.

Embedded YouTube Videos

On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to YouTube’s servers. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can link your surfing behavior to your account. This can be prevented by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at “YouTube”, see the privacy policy of the provider at:

Social Plugins

Our website features a number of social network plugins. To safeguard your data privacy, plugins use the Shariff software, meaning that the plugins are displayed on our website merely as graphics (images) that contain a link to the website of the plugin provider. By clicking on the graphic, you will be forwarded to the services of the provider. Only then will your data be sent to the providers. Provided that you do not click on the plugin graphic, there will be no transmission of data between you and the providers of the social network plug-ins. To learn more about the collection and use of your data by the social networks, please refer to the providers’ terms and conditions.

The social media buttons of the following companies are integrated on our website:


Dammtorstrasse 30

20354 Hamburg


LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company

Wilton Place,

Dublin 2, Ireland


Google AdWords

This website uses conversion tracking by Google. If you were directed to our website by clicking on an ad, Google AdWords will store a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad served by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page. Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users.

If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by generally disabling all cookies in your browser settings or adjusting your browser settings to block cookies from the domain “”.

Note that you cannot delete the opt-out cookies if you do not want to be included in metrics analytics. If you delete all the cookies in your browser, you will need to re-set the opt-out cookie.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to adjust this Privacy Policy in line with current legal requirements and in the event of changes to our services; for example, the introduction of new services. On your next visit, the new Privacy Policy will then apply.

Questions about data protection

If you have any questions about data protection and privacy, please send an e-mail to our Data Protection Officer: