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Privacy Policy


As the website’s operator, Lothar A. Wolf Spezialmaschinen GmbH is the data controller for processing the personal data of the website’s users. You will find our contact data in the website’s site notice and the contact persons for questions regarding the processing of personal data are named directly in this privacy policy.

We take the protection of your privacy and your private data very seriously. We will only collect, store and use your personal data in accordance with the contents of this privacy policy and the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the national data protection regulations.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you of the extent and the purpose of the processing of personal data in connection with the use of the website.

Personal data

Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, e-mail address or postal address. Information that cannot be associated with your identity (such as statistical information like the number of the website’s users, for instance) is not considered personal information.

You can use our website without disclosing your identity or personal data. In that case, we will only collect general information about your visit to our website. However, personal data will be collected from you for some of the services offered. In that case, we will only process this data for the purposes of this website’s use, in particular for providing the desired information. Only the data that is absolutely necessary must be provided when personal data is being collected. Additional information may also be provided on a voluntary basis. We will indicate in each case whether the provision of data is mandatory or voluntary. We will then inform you about the specific details in the corresponding section of this privacy policy.

Your data shall not constitute a basis for automated decision-making in connection with the use of our website.

Collection of personal data

We shall store your data on specially protected servers within the European Union. We protect our website and other systems through technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is restricted to only a few authorised persons. They are responsible for the servers’ technical, commercial or editorial maintenance. However, complete protection against all risks is not possible despite regular checks.

Your personal data is transmitted in encrypted form over the internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

In all cases, we will only use your personal information to provide the services you have requested. Any external service providers we involve as part of the provision of services shall also have access to the data solely for the purpose of the provision of services. We ensure compliance with data protection regulations through technical and organisational measures and oblige our external service providers to do so too.

Furthermore, we will not pass on the data to third parties without your express consent, especially not for advertising purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on if you yourself have consented to the data being passed on or if we are entitled or obliged to do so on the basis of statutory provisions and/or official directives or court orders. In particular, this may involve providing information for law enforcement or security purposes or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Legal bases for data processing

Article 6(1)(a) GDPR constitutes the legal basis for data processing if we obtain consent for the processing of your personal data.

Article 6(1)(b) GDPR constitutes the legal basis for data processing if your personal data is processed, because this is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or as part of a quasi-contractual relationship with you.

Article 6(1)(c) GDPR constitutes the legal basis for data processing if we process your personal data to fulfil a legal obligation

Article 6(1)(d) GDPR may also constitute a legal basis for data processing if the processing of your personal data is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not require the protection of personal data.

In this privacy policy, we will always indicate the legal basis on which our processing of your personal data is based.

Data erasure and storage duration

#We shall always erase or block your personal data if the purpose of storage ceases to apply. However, data may also be stored if this is stipulated by legal requirements to which we are subject, for example, with regard to statutory storage and documentation obligations. In such a case, we shall erase or block your personal data once the corresponding requirements have ceased to apply.

Use of our website

Information about your computer

Each time you access our website, we will collect the following information about your computer, regardless of your registration: your computer’s IP address, your browser’s request and the time of this request. The status and the amount of data transferred will also be recorded as part of this request. We will also collect product and version information about the browser and operating system of the computer used. We will also record the website from which our website was accessed. Your computer’s IP address will only be stored for the period the website is being used, and will subsequently be deleted or anonymised through truncation. The remaining data will be stored for a limited period of time.

We use this data for operating the website, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to assess the website’s utilisation and to make adjustments or improvements. Our legitimate interest in data processing under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR also lies in these purposes, and Article 6(1)(f) GDPR is the legal basis for this processing.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are used on our website, just like on many websites. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which store certain settings and data for exchange with the website from us via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent, as well as information about the cookie’s age and an alphanumeric identifier.

Cookies enable us to recognise your computer and to make any preferences available immediately. Cookies help us to improve our website and to offer you a better and even more customised service. Our legitimate interest in data processing under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR also lies in these purposes.

The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session. Occasionally, cookies with a longer storage period can also be used so that your pre-settings and preferences can still be taken into account the next time you visit our website.

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it informs you once cookies are sent. Already saved cookies can also be manually deleted through the browser settings. Please note that you may only be able to use our website to a limited extent or not at all if you refuse the storage of cookies or delete necessary cookies.

Technically necessary cookies

Some cookies are technically necessary to enable you to use our website. We collect and store the following data with these cookies:

  • Language settings;
  • Search settings;
  • Contents of an online form.

Cookies enable us to recognise your computer and to make any pre-settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve our website and to offer you a better and user-friendly service. The use of cookies is also necessary to facilitate your use of our website. Some functions can only be offered to you through the use of cookies. This also results in our legitimate interest in the legal basis for the processing of data using cookies pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Making contact

You can contact us in various ways, including through the contact form on our website.

Contact form

If you wish to use the contact form on our website, we will record for this purpose the personal data you provide in the contact form, especially your name and e-mail address. We will also store the IP address and the date and time of the request. We will process the data transmitted via the contact form exclusively for the purpose of being able to respond to your inquiry or your request.

You can decide for yourself what information you want to send us through the contact form. The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

After we have dealt with the matter, the data will initially be stored in the event of any further queries. The data’s erasure can be requested at any time, otherwise it will be erased after the issue has been definitively dealt with. Statutory storage obligations will remain unaffected in each case.

Social Media

You will find links to Facebook, the social network, and YouTube, the video platform, on our website. You can recognise the links by the respective provider’s logo.

Clicking on the links will open the corresponding social media pages, and this privacy policy does not apply to them. Please refer to the individual providers’ privacy policies for details of the provisions applicable there. You will find them here:

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en/

No personal information will be transmitted to the respective providers before the corresponding links are called up. Your calling up the linked page is also the basis for data processing by the respective providers.

Your rights and making contact

We attach great importance to explaining the processing of your personal data as transparently as possible and also to informing you about the rights to which you are entitled. If you require further information or wish to exercise the rights to which you are entitled, you can contact us at any time so that we can take care of your request.

Rights of data subjects

You have extensive rights regarding the processing of your personal data. First of all, you have a comprehensive right to information and can request the correction and/or erasure or blocking of your personal data if necessary. You may also request a limitation of the processing and have a right to object. You also have a right to data portability with respect to the personal data you have provided to us.

Please contact our customer service if you wish to assert any of your rights and/or receive further information. Alternatively, you can also contact our data protection officer.

Revocation of consent and making an objection

Once you have given your consent, it can be freely revoked at any time with prospective effect. In the event of revocation, the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation shall not be affected. Our customer service and our data protection officer are also the contact persons for this purpose.

If the processing of your personal data is not based on consent, but on another legal basis, you can object to this data processing. Your objection will lead to a review and, if necessary, termination of data processing. You will be informed of the result of the review and will receive more detailed information from us as to why the data processing is permissible if the data processing shall be continued nonetheless.

Data Protection Officer and making contact

We have appointed an external data protection officer who supports us in data protection issues and whom you can also contact directly. Our data protection officer and their team will be happy to answer your questions regarding our handling of personal data or to provide further information on data protection issues:

DEKRA Automobil GmbH
Mail: datenschutz.bielefeld@dekra.com


If you believe that we are not processing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy or the applicable privacy policy, you may lodge a complaint with our data protection officer. The data protection officer will then review the matter and will notify you of the result of the review. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

More information and changes

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. These links are usually marked as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the applicable data protection regulations are observed on the linked websites. We therefore recommend that you also acquaint yourself with the respective privacy policies on other websites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy’s version is indicated by the date indicated (below). We reserve the right to prospectively amend this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be made in particular in the event of technical adjustments to the website or changes to data protection regulations. The privacy policy’s current version can always be accessed directly via the website. We recommend that you regularly acquaint yourself regularly with changes to this privacy policy.

Privacy policy version: May 2018