Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Windmöller & Hölscher KG is committed to protecting your personal data. We would therefore like to inform you below which data we process in accordance with the relevant data protection laws and for what purposes this is done.


1. person in charge

Responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO) is

Windmöller & Hölscher KG
Münsterstr.  50
Germany, 49525 Lengerich

If you have any questions or comments about this data protection declaration, the topic of data protection in general or the assertion of your rights (see no. 7), you can contact us at or write to our data protection officer by post:

Mrs. Edith Lahrmann
Windmöller & Hölscher KG
Münsterstraße 50
Germany, 49525 Lengerich 


2 Purpose of data processing

We collect and process data for the following purposes:

  • To implement and guarantee the functionality of the website;
  • For the transmission of news and offers of interest to you in the context of the newsletter.


3 Stored data

In principle it is possible to visit our website without providing personal data.

To implement and guarantee the functionality of the website, we process the data transmitted to us by your Internet browser. These include the date and time of your visit to the website, the IP address, country of origin of the IP address, content of the request (specific page), browser settings, the amount of data transmitted in each case, the website from which the request comes, browser, language and version of the browser software and the operating system used. 

To send information and offers via the newsletter function we need your email address.


4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.


5. recipients or categories of recipients

In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.

If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.


 6. Data security

In order to protect your data, some offers on our website are processed via a secure server using state-of-the-art encryption methods (SSL/TLS) using HTTPS. You can tell that your browser uses this secure transmission by the fact that the Internet address starts with "https" and a small lock symbol that is (normally) displayed in the address line of your browser window. If the lock is closed, it is a secure transmission. In this case, some browsers show the address bar or part of it in green.


7. assertion of your rights

You have the right at any time to request information about the personal data we have stored about you as well as the correction, deletion or restriction of the processing of this data. To assert these rights, please use the contact options listed under No. 1.


8. right of appeal to the supervisor

In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for Windmöller & Hölscher KG is

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
Germany, 40213 Düsseldorf


9. use of cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent by our web server to your browser during your visit to our website and stored on your computer for later retrieval.

The purpose of these cookies is to continue to identify your computer during a visit to our website when changing from one of our websites to another and to be able to determine the end of your visit (so-called transient cookies).

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

In this context, we do not collect or store personal data in cookies. We also do not use techniques that combine information generated by cookies with user data.


10 Contradiction or revocation against the processing of your data

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Such a revocation influences the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have given it to us.

If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if processing is not necessary in particular to fulfil a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust data processing or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue processing.



11. use of Matomo

On our website we use the web analysis service Matomo (formerly Piwik) to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO.

For this evaluation cookies (for more information see 9. above) are stored on your computer. The person responsible stores the information collected in this way exclusively on his server in Germany. You can set the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we point out that you may not be able to use this website in its entirety. The prevention of the storage of cookies is possible through the setting in your browser. To prevent Matomo from being used, uncheck the following box to activate the opt-out plug-in:

Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to activate it again.

The Matomo program is an open source project. You can obtain information on data protection from the third-party provider at

12. Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or

Purposes of the Processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

Legal Basis
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Recipients or Categories of Recipients
The recipient of the collected data is Google.

Transfer to Third Countries
Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here.

Duration of Data Storage
The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month.

Rights of the Persons affected
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at and We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizeIp" in order to guarantee a pseudonymised recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).


13. newsletter

On our website we offer you to receive information about our offers via newsletter. For the registration process we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. After you have given us your email address, we will send you a confirmation message to this email address. Only when you click on the confirmation link contained therein, your email address will be taken into account when sending the newsletter. This ensures that only the actual owner of the email address can order the newsletter.

The data processing within the scope of the newsletter is based on your consent. You have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DS-GMO.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter here and thus revoke your consent.

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By giving your consent to receive our newsletter, you confirm that the information you provide will be forwarded to MailChimp for processing in accordance with MailChimp's privacy policy. You can find MailChimp's privacy policy at MailChimp has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,


14. use of social media plug-ins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: LinkedIn, Xing and YouTube. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offer. In addition, the data mentioned under No. REF _Ref514327791 \r \h \h 3. of this declaration will be transmitted. In the case of Xing, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection, according to the respective provider in Germany. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data mainly via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the grayed-out box using your browser's security settings.

We have no influence on the data collected and data processing processes, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in providers save the data collected about you as user profiles and use these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (also for not logged in users) for the representation of demand-fair advertisement and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO.

The data is transferred regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected with us will be directly assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this way you can avoid being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of these providers as notified below. They will also provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:


15. integration of Google Maps

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under point 3. of this declaration above will be transmitted. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,


16. Links

Our website also contains links to other websites. If you are redirected to another website by clicking on one of the links, the data protection declaration of Windmöller & Hölscher KG no longer applies, but that of the respective website operator.


17. Changes to the data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy to adapt it to new functions on the website or a changed legal situation. Your visit to our website is subject to the current version at the time.