Always the right temperature

The right temperature can be set quickly and simply thanks to the temperature control device.

Always the right size

Drums with unusual shapes can be heated with a custom-made heater.

HSSD - Side Drum Heater (up to 120 °C)

The HSSD - Side Drum Heater is used to warm standard drums or other metallic recipients. It is fixed and tightened with a spring and adjusted by means of a temperature control device.

  • silicone material
  • extremely flexible
  • double insulation
  • quick spring fastening
  • 2 meters connecting cable
  • moisture and chemical resistant
  • standard 230 V - special power ratings possible
  • IP40 protection
  • bespoke sizes possible
  • 0 to 120 °C thermostat
  • standard sizes; 25 l, 50 l, 105 l & 200 l
  • 200 liter available from stock

more information

The HSSD - Side Drum Heater is an easy and actual aid to the warming of steel barrels. It has got a higher efficiency than the Insulated Jacket HISD, but no thermal insulating function. For a very quick heating and higher temperatures up to three drum heaters can be used simultaneously for a 200-liter barrel. The Side Drum Heater is available in four standard sizes (25 / 50 / 105 / 200 liters) and can of course be made to measure, too.

HSSD - Side Drum Heaters are suitable in particular to defrost frozen or other products, thus allowing to empty the barrels rapidly. Soaps, fats, varnishes and oily products can be melted as well, respectively reduced in their viscosity. In addition, the 200-liter element can be used in conjunction with the HBD Base Drum Heater to shorten the heating-up time further.

The heating element of the HSSD - Side Drum Heater is PTFE-coated and embedded between two double layers of siliconised fibreglass material. This double insulation (protection category II) guarantees a high electric safety. The optimum contact with the barrel as well as quick assembly and dismantling are achieved by the use of a tension spring.

All HSSD - Side Drum Heaters are delivered with 2 meters of connecting cable and own a capillary pipe thermostat 0 to 120 °C as well as a controlling light. The voltage amounts to 230 V (special voltages possible).

max. temperature 120 °C
Outer material Silicone
Insulation material none
Protection class II
Cable length 2 meters
Type of cable HO7RN-F with Schuko-plug (without ground)
Fastening Tension springs
Control Capillary pipe thermostat
optional: digital Thermostat
Control range 0 - 120 °C
Heating zones 1
Special sizes possible yes
Drum size Power at 230 V Length Width matches Ø Part-No.
25 liters 300 W 800 mm 125 mm 274 - 276 mm 387A.006
50 liters 500 W 940 mm 125 mm 318 - 320 mm 387A.007
105 liters 800 W 1300 mm 125 mm 433 - 435 mm 387A.002
200 liters 1000 W 1665 mm 180 mm 577 - 600 mm 387A.004
200 liters 1500 W 1665 mm 180 mm 577 - 600 mm 387A.001
Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HSSD 1000W Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HSSD 1500W

All HSSD Side Drum Heaters correspond to the EMV low-voltage guideline valid within the EC and are marked accordingly with the CE sign.

The electricity supply should be separated from the drum heater if the barrel is empty, during the filling process, or during installation and disassembly of the heater itself. The device should only be used in dry surroundings and with a ventilated barrel to avoid pressure building up inside the drum.

HISDpro - Side Drum Heater (up to 90 °C)

The HISDpro - Side Drum Heater is made for the sustained heating of plastic or steel drums up to 90 °C.

  • silicone insulated fibreglass material
  • heat insulating
  • double insulation (protection class II)
  • adaptable with quick-release buckles
  • 4 meter connecting cable
  • standard 230 V - special voltages possible
  • IP40 protection
  • bespoke sizes possible
  • thermostat 0 to 40 °C or 0 to 90 °C
  • standard sizes: 25 l, 50 l, 105 l & 200 l
  • short delivery times

more information

The HISDpro - Side Drum Heater is a simple yet effective tool for the heating of barrels. It is available in four standard sizes (25 / 50 / 105 / 200 liters) and can be manufactured to customer specifications as well.

HISDpro heater jackets are particularly suited to melt soaps, fats, varnishes and oil-based products, or respectively reduce their viscosity. The 200-liter element can be combined with the HBD - base drum heater to reduce the heat-up time.

These heater jackets are not only used on drums but also for the heating of glass-fibre reinforced plastics. They can be produced with any number of belts, e.g. to enable them to be clamped on to rotor blades.

The heating element of the HISDpro Side Drum Heater is sewn into a fleece made of silicone-insulated fibreglass material. The insulating outer housing consists of a binder-free mat made of textile glass. An optimal contact with the barrel, as well as quick assembly and dismantling are achieved by the use of quick release buckles.

All HISDpro - Side Drum Heaters are supplied with 4 meter long connection cables and have a capillary pipe thermostat from 0 to 90 °C as a standard. The supply voltage is 230 V (special voltages possible).

max. temperature insulation 90 °C
Outer material Silicone - coated fibreglass
Insulation material Fibreglass
Protection class II
Cable length 4 meters
Type of cable HO7RN-F with Schuko-plug
Fastening Quick-release buckles
Control Capillary pipe thermostat
optional: digital Thermostat
Control range 0 - 90 °C (optional: 0 - 40 °C)
Heating zones 1
Special sizes possible yes
Drum size Power at 230 V Length Width matches Ø Control range Part-No.
* for steel drums only
25 liters 200 W 1020 mm 400 mm 277 - 323 mm 0 - 90 °C 387C.002
50 liters 250 W 1250 mm 460 mm 350 - 398 mm 0 - 90 °C 387C.003
105 liters 400 W 1650 mm 370 mm 478 - 525 mm 0 - 90 °C 387C.004
200 liters 450 W 1950 mm 450 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 90 °C 387C.005
200 liters* 1200 W 1950 mm 800 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 90 °C 387C.001
25 liters 200 W 1020 mm 400 mm 277 - 323 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.008
50 liters 250 W 1250 mm 460 mm 350 - 398 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.009
105 liters 400 W 1650 mm 370 mm 478 - 525 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.010
200 liters 450 W 1950 mm 450 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.011
200 liters* 1200 W 1950 mm 800 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.012
Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HISD 450W Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HISD 1200W

All HISDpro - Side Drum Heaters correspond to the EMV low-voltage guideline valid within the EC and are marked accordingly with the CE sign.

The electricity supply should be separated from the drum heater if the barrel is empty, during the filling process, or during installation and disassembly of the heater itself. The device should only be used in dry surroundings and with a ventilated barrel to avoid pressure building up inside the drum.

HISD - Side Drum Heater (up to 90 °C)

The HISD - Side Drum Heater is made for the sustained heating of plastic or steel drums up to 90 °C.

  • teflon- / polyester material
  • heat insulating
  • double insulation (protection class II)
  • adaptable with quick-release buckles
  • 4 meter connecting cable
  • standard 230 V - special voltages possible
  • IP40 protection
  • bespoke sizes possible
  • thermostat 0 to 40 °C or 0 to 90 °C
  • standard sizes: 25 l, 50 l, 105 l & 200 l
  • 200 liter available from stock

more information

The HISD - Side Drum Heater is a simple yet effective tool for the heating of barrels. It is available in four standard sizes (25 / 50 / 105 / 200 liters) and can be manufactured to customer specifications as well.

HISD heater jackets are particularly suited to melt soaps, fats, varnishes and oil-based products, or respectively reduce their viscosity. The 200-liter element can be combined with the HBD - base drum heater to reduce the heat-up time.

These heater jackets are not only used on drums but also for the heating of glass-fibre reinforced plastics. They can be produced with any number of belts, e.g. to enable them to be clamped on to rotor blades.

The heating cables of the HISD heating jackets are sewn into a coating of waterproof Teflon-coated polyester, which is insulated with fibreglass material. An optimal contact with the barrel, as well as quick assembly and dismantling are achieved by the use of quick release buckles.

All HISD - Side Drum Heaters are supplied with 4 meter long connection cables and have a capillary pipe thermostat from 0 to 90 °C as a standard. The supply voltage is 230 V (special voltages possible).

max. temperature insulation 90 °C
Outer material Flame retardant waterproof polyurethane-coated polyester
Insulation material Fibreglass
Protection class II
Cable length 4 meters
Type of cable HO7RN-F with Schuko-plug
Fastening Quick-release buckles
Control Capillary pipe thermostat
optional: digital Thermostat
Control range 0 - 90 °C (optional: 0 - 40 °C)
Heating zones 1
Special sizes possible yes
Drum size Power at 230 V Length Width matches Ø Control range Part-No.
* for steel drums only
25 liters 200 W 1020 mm 400 mm 277 - 323 mm 0 - 90 °C 387D.013
50 liters 250 W 1250 mm 460 mm 350 - 398 mm 0 - 90 °C 387D.003
105 liters 400 W 1650 mm 370 mm 478 - 525 mm 0 - 90 °C 387D.018
200 liters 450 W 1950 mm 450 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 90 °C 387D.001
200 liters* 1200 W 1950 mm 800 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 90 °C 387D.004
25 liters 200 W 1020 mm 400 mm 277 - 323 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.110
50 liters 250 W 1250 mm 460 mm 350 - 398 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.111
105 liters 400 W 1650 mm 370 mm 478 - 525 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.112
200 liters 450 W 1950 mm 450 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.113
200 liters* 1200 W 1950 mm 800 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 40 °C 387C.114
Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HISD 450W Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HISD 1200W

All HISD - Side Drum Heaters correspond to the EMV low-voltage guideline valid within the EC and are marked accordingly with the CE sign.

The electricity supply should be separated from the drum heater if the barrel is empty, during the filling process, or during installation and disassembly of the heater itself. The device should only be used in dry surroundings and with a ventilated barrel to avoid pressure building up inside the drum.

HTSD - High Temperature Drum Heater (up to 220 °C)

The HTSD is the high temperature version (220 °C) of the drum heaters & is exclusively suitable for steel drums.

HTSD - High Temperature Drum Heater
  • silicone insulated fibreglass material
  • heat insulating
  • double insulation (protection class II)
  • adaptable with quick-release buckles
  • 4 meters connecting cable
  • suitable for high working temperatures
  • standard 230 V - special voltages possible
  • IP40 protection
  • bespoke sizes possible
  • thermostat 20 to 220 °C
  • standard sizes: 25 l, 50 l, 105 l & 200 l
  • short delivery times

more information

The HTSD-High Temperature Drum Heater is the high temperature version (220 °C) of the drum heaters and is exclusively suitable for steel drums. It is used in areas where large surfaces need heating over 90 °C. It is available in four standard sizes (25 / 50 / 105 / 200 liters) and can be manufactured to customer specifications as well.

HISD heater jackets are particularly suited to melt soaps, fats, varnishes and oil-based products, or respectively reduce their viscosity. The 200-liter element can be combined with the HBD - base drum heater to reduce the heat-up time.

The heating element of the HTSD heating jackets is sewn into a fleece made of silicone-insulated fibreglass material. The insulating outer housing consists of a binder-free mat made of textile glass. The heating element is therefore double insulated (protection class II). An optimal contact with the barrel, as well as a quick assembly and dismantling are achieved by the use of quick release buckles.

All HTSD - heating jackets are supplied with 4 meter long connection cables and have a capillary pipe thermostat from 20 to 220 °C as a standard. The supply voltage is 230 V (special voltages possible).

max. temperature insulation 220 °C
Outer material Silicone - coated fibreglass
Insulation material Fibreglass
Protection class II
Cable length 4 meters
Type of cable HO7RN-F with Schuko-plug
Fastening Quick-release buckles
Control Capillary pipe thermostat
optional: digital Thermostat
Control range 20 - 220 °C
Heating zones 1
Special sizes possible yes
Drum size Power at 230 V Length Width matches Ø Part-No.
25 liters 380 W 1020 mm 400 mm 277 - 398 mm 387G.003
50 liters 450 W 1250 mm 440 mm 350 - 398 mm 387G.005
105 liters 700 W 1650 mm 440 mm 477 - 525 mm 387G.018
200 liters 1200 W 1950 mm 800 mm 573 - 621 mm 387G.001
200 liters 1800 W 1950 mm 800 mm 573 - 621 mm 387G.016
Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HTSD 1200W

All HTSD - High Temperature Drum Heaters correspond to the EMV low-voltage guideline valid within the EC and are marked accordingly with the CE sign.

The electricity supply should be separated from the drum heater if the barrel is empty, during the filling process, or during installation and disassembly of the heater itself. The device should only be used in dry surroundings and with a ventilated barrel to avoid pressure building up inside the drum.

HSHP - Drum Heater (up to 220 °C)

The HSHP – drum heater is our lightest, most robust and efficient heater for steel and plastic drums.

  • very tough PTFE material
  • heat insulating
  • double insulation (class II)
  • adaptable through quick-release locks
  • 4 meters connection cable
  • Suited for high working temeratures
  • Standard 230 V – special voltages possible
  • IP40 protection
  • bespoke sizes possible
  • very light
  • standard size: 200 l
  • short delivery time

more information

The HSHP – Drum Heater (220 °C) is suitable for steel drums (and with restrictions also for plastic drums). The outer material is a Teflon which is released for contact with food. The material possesses high levels of chemical and acid resistance. However, products such as waxes, soaps and materials with high water content can be heated excellently as well. The jacket is lightweight, robust and free of silicone. The excellent thermal transfer properties due to the perfect fit result in homogenous temperatures.

Our drum heater is available in the standard size of 200 liters but can also be made to customer specification.

The heating cables of the HSHP – drum heaters are sewn into a jacket of waterproof and teflon-coated polyester. Quick-release latches guarantee an optimal contact with the drum itself as well as a speedy (re-) assembly.

All HSHP – drum heaters are supplied with a 4 meter connection cable and come equipped with a capillary tube thermostat from 0 bis 220 °C as a standard. The supply-voltage is 230 V (special voltages possible).

max. temperature insulation 220 °C
Outer material Waterproof PTFE
Insulation material Fibreglass
Protection class II
Cable length 4 meters
Type of cable HO7RN-F with Schuko-plug
Fastening Quick-release buckles
Control Capillary pipe thermostat
optional: digital Thermostat
Control range 0 – 40 °C, 0 - 90 °C at 1200 W
0 – 120 °C, 20 – 220 °C at 1800 W
Heating zones 1 (2 heating zones on demand)
Special sizes possible yes
Drum size Power at 230 V Length Width matches Ø Control range Part-No.
* only steel drums
200 liters 1200 W 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 40 °C 387B.006
200 liters 1200 W 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 90 °C 387B.007
200 liters 1200 W * 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 120 °C 387B.003
200 liters 1200 W * 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 20 - 220 °C 387B.001
200 liters 1800 W * 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 40 °C 387B.008
200 liters 1800 W * 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 90 °C 387B.009
200 liters 1800 W * 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 0 - 120 °C 387B.004
200 liters 1800 W * 1950 mm 850 mm 573 - 621 mm 20 - 220 °C 387B.002
Heat up time 200 l drum with water by HSHP 1800W

All HSHP-drum heaters are stamped with the CE-mark, are EMV-compatible and comply with the current EU-regulation for low-voltage.

For safety reasons we recommend to separate the electricity supply from the drum heater when the drum is empty or during the filling process, or during the installation or the disassembly of the heater itself. The device should only be used in dry surroundings and with a ventilated barrel to avoid pressure building up inside the drum.

HBD - Base Drum Heater (up to 150 °C)

HBD - Base Drum Heaters are particularly suitable for warming up of soaps, fats, varnishes, waxes and oil-based materials.

  • rugged steel construction
  • floor insulation
  • even heat distribution
  • easy handling
  • 2 meter cable
  • standard 230 V - special voltages possible
  • IP40 protection
  • suitable for 200 l-barrels
  • thermostat adjustable from 0 to 150 °C
  • combinable with barrel heating types HSSD, HISD, HTSD
  • short delivery time

more information

HBD - Base Drum Heaters are especially designed to heat up soaps, fats, paints, waxes and oil-based materials. The design of the heater is designed for 200 l steel drums. With restrictions on the heating efficiency also smaller barrels can be heated with HBD. The constant temperature of the heating plate is achieved through the use of a silicone mat heater and an additional insulation to the floor panel.

The HBD - Base Drum Heater design includes a conical circulation edge, which facilitates the setting up of a barrel and ensures stability of the barrel on the heating panel. The HBD consists of 2 mm thick steel and therefore possesses a high degree of stability. The temperature is set via a rotary controller; two LEDs indicate the presence of the supply voltage and the operating condition of the heater. Base drum heaters use a 0 ° to 150 °C capillary pipe thermostat.

All Base Drum Heater are supplied with 2 meter long connection cables. The supply voltage is 230 V (special voltages possible).

max. temperature 150 °C
Outer material Steel
Insulation material none
Protection class II
Cable length 2 meters
Type of cable PVC cable with braided metal sleeve and PVC sheath
Fastening -
Control Capillary pipe thermostat
Control range 0 - 150 °C
Heating zones 1
Special sizes possible no
Power at 230 V Heating surface size Control unit size Total size Part-No.
900 W Height 70 mm
Ø Top 550 mm
Ø Bottom 600 mm
Height 105 mm
Length 280 mm
Height 105 mm
Length 880 mm
Width 600 mm
387N.001
Weight Package dimensions
15 kg Height 145 mm
Length 950 mm
Width 690 mm

HBD Base Drum Heaters correspond to the EMV low-voltage guideline valid within the EC and are marked accordingly with the CE sign.

It is always important to ensure that the barrel has a sufficient ventilation and exhaust before it is heated.

More information

Friedr. Freek GmbH

Sudetenstraße 9
DE-58708 Menden / Germany

Postbox 2210
DE-58682 Menden / Germany

Telephone: +49 2373 9590-0
Fax: +49 2373 9590-30

E-Mail:
Internet: www.freek-heaters.com

Represented by:
Managing Director Mr. Wolfgang Kaiser,
Managing Director Mr. Stefan Kaiser

Register entry:
Entry in District Court.
Register Court: Amtsgericht Arnsberg
Register Number: HRB 4672

VAT number:
VAT indentification number in accorance with Section 27 a of the German VAT act:
DE125576365

WEEE registration number:
DE78345020

Bank accounts:
Märkische Bank:
BLZ: 450 600 09
Kto: 106 239 300
BIC Code: GENODEM1HGN
IBAN: DE57 4506 0009 0106 2393 00

Sparkasse Märkisches Sauerland Hemer-Menden:
BLZ: 445 512 10
Kto: 1 800 020 701
BIC Code: WELADED1HEM
IBAN: DE26 4455 1210 1800 0207 01

Responsible regarding the contents of this site:
Stefan Kaiser
in Friedr. Freek GmbH
58708 Menden
Telephone: +49 2373 9590-0

Responsible regarding layout and programming of this site:
Rafael Einhaus
in Friedr. Freek GmbH
58708 Menden
Telephone: +49 2373 9590-29


Disclaimer

§ 1 Accountability for content

The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents' accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this matter, please note that we are not obliged to monitor the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

§ 2 Accountability for links

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.

§ 3 Copyright

Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law, every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are only allowed for private use. The materials from these pages are copyrighted and any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws.

The presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.

§ 4 Special conditions of use

Insofar as special conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned paragraphs, this shall be expressly stated at the appropriate place. In this case, the special conditions of use apply in each individual case.

Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the Friedr. Freek GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the Friedr. Freek GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Friedr. Freek GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the Friedr. Freek GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.


1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the Friedr. Freek GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

  • a) Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject

    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

  • c) Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

  • e) Profiling

    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  • f) Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h) Processor

    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i) Recipient

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

  • j) Third party

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

  • k) Consent

    Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

  • Friedr. Freek GmbH
  • Sudetenstraße 9
  • 58708 Menden
  • Germany
  • Tel.: +49 2373 9590 0
  • E-Mail:
  • Website: https://freek-heaters.com

3. Cookies

The Internet pages of the Friedr. Freek GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the Friedr. Freek GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.


4. Collection of general data and information

The website of the Friedr. Freek GmbH collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the Friedr. Freek GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Friedr. Freek GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.


5. Contact possibility via the website

The website of the Friedr. Freek GmbH contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.


6. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.


7. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • b) Right of access

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

    • the purposes of the processing
    • the categories of personal data concerned
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing
    • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

    Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the Friedr. Freek GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of Friedr. Freek GmbH shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

    Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the Friedr. Freek GmbH will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

  • e) Right of restriction of processing

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the Friedr. Freek GmbH, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Friedr. Freek GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Friedr. Freek GmbH.

  • g) Right to object

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    The Friedr. Freek GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If the Friedr. Freek GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Friedr. Freek GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Friedr. Freek GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the Friedr. Freek GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the Friedr. Freek GmbH. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, the Friedr. Freek GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Friedr. Freek GmbH.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the Friedr. Freek GmbH.


8. Data protection for applications and the application procedures

The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).


9. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.


10. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Remarketing

On this website, the controller has integrated Google Remarketing services. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords, which allows an enterprise to display advertising to Internet users who have previously resided on the enterprise's Internet site. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows an enterprise to create user-based advertising and thus shows relevant advertisements to interested Internet users.

The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the insertion of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display ads on the Google network or on other websites, which are based on individual needs and matched to the interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google enables a recognition of the visitor of our website if he calls up consecutive web pages, which are also a member of the Google advertising network. With each call-up to an Internet site on which the service has been integrated by Google Remarketing, the web browser of the data subject identifies automatically with Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google receives personal information, such as the IP address or the surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, inter alia, for the insertion of interest relevant advertising.

The cookie is used to store personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must call up the link to www.google.de/settings/ads and make the desired settings on each Internet browser used by the data subject.

Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


11. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google+

On this website, the controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Google+ allows users of the social network to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject automatically downloads a display of the corresponding Google+ button of Google through the respective Google+ button component. During the course of this technical procedure, Google is made aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. More detailed information about Google+ is available under https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged in at the same time to Google+, Google recognizes with each call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of his or her stay on our Internet site, which specific sub-pages of our Internet page were visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Google+ button and Google matches this with the respective Google+ account associated with the data subject.

If the data subject clicks on the Google+ button integrated on our website and thus gives a Google+ 1 recommendation, then Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the data subject and stores the personal data. Google stores the Google+ 1 recommendation of the data subject, making it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in this regard. Subsequently, a Google+ 1 recommendation given by the data subject on this website together with other personal data, such as the Google+ account name used by the data subject and the stored photo, is stored and processed on other Google services, such as search-engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, e.g. on Internet pages, or in relation to advertisements. Google is also able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this personal information with the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

Through the Google+ button, Google receives information that the data subject visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call-up to our website is logged in to Google+. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks or doesn't click on the Google+ button.

If the data subject does not wish to transmit personal data to Google, he or she may prevent such transmission by logging out of his Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and the data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. More references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained under https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.


12. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google-AdWords

On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdWords. Google AdWords is a service for Internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help of which an ad on Google's search results only then displayed, when the user utilizes the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website by the inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an insertion of third-party advertising on our website.

If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is filed on the information technology system of the data subject through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping cart from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and the controller can understand whether a person who reached an AdWords ad on our website generated sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number of users who have been served through AdWords ads to ascertain the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

The data subject has a possibility of objecting to the interest based advertisement of Google. Therefore, the data subject must access from each of the browsers in use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and set the desired settings.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


13. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called 'tweets,' e.g. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.


14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube

On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.

YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.


15. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).


16. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.


17. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.


18. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.


19. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.


20. Use of reCAPTCHA

In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the "reCAPTCHA" service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google." By means of this service it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or is created improperly by automated machine processing.

To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitors, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, user input behaviour and mouse movements in the "reCAPTCHA" checkbox are conveyed to "Google."

Google uses the information obtained, among other things, to digitize books and other printed matter as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition).

The IP address provided as part of "reCAPTCHA" is not merged with other data from Google unless you are logged into your Google Account at the time the "reCAPTCHA" plug-in is used. If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data by "Google" about you and your behaviour on our website, you must log out of "Google" before you visit our site or before using the reCAPTCHA plug-in.

The use of the "reCAPTCHA" service is according to the Google Terms of Use:

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/