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Custom-made

The heating cabinets are manufactured individually for your needs.

Many standard options available

As with a new car, choose between many standard options.

HC - Heating Cabinets

If you need to heat several drums or containers together or have to heat drums or containers in an ATEX area, the heating cabinets of our partner Amarc are the right choice. As with a new car, you can choose between various standard options and the heating cabinet will then be manufactured individually for your needs. This is how we ensure that you get a high-quality heating cabinet that is ideally tailored to your application but still remains affordable.

The heating cabinets have been manufactured by Amarc near Milan for more than 20 years. We have been producing electric heating elements for almost 70 years and have a large customer base in the field of drum and container heating. Through our close cooperation you as a customer can benefit from our many years of experience in the design of heating elements and in Amarc's expert knowledge in the production of heating cabinets.

The heating cabinets are designed for 24-hour operation and a service life of 25 years.

But now we would like to introduce you to the function and possibilities of our heating cabinets in more detail:

Heat transfer

The heat transfer process mainly takes place by air convection. A ventilation unit installed in the upper part of the cabinet sucks in air, directing it on the heating element or a heat exchanger supplied with fluid (hot water, saturated steam, diathermic oil) and is conveyed to a delivery duct which directs the heated air uniformly on the drums or containers, creating the turbulence necessary for optimum heat exchange.
The process is "controlled" by a digital temperature regulator installed inside the control panel and paired with a probe installed in a suitable position inside the cabinet.

HC - Heating Cabinets

The heating cabinets consist of a welded steel frame to which the load-bearing walls are coupled, made of suitably assembled metal sheets and panels made of insulating and mineral wool.
This construction achieves a double goal:

Structural Sturdiness

The cabinet is designed to resist stresses and undesirable impact for long periods during the loading and unloading operations. For this purpose protective structures are provided on the internal walls on all the units to prevent impact caused by pallets. The load-bearing structures, with shelves for housing the drums, are subjected to structural calculation.

Thermal Insulation

The structure is designed without thermal bridges and suitably insulated, thereby ensuring minimum dispersal, efficient heat exchange and resulting energy saving.

Standard Configurations

Our HC – heating cabinets are also available as ready-made standard solutions.
Soon you can order our standard solutions directly online at shop.freek.de.

To the shop

If a standard solution is no option for your application and you need an individual solution, no problem – simply use the inquiry form on this page or contact us directly. We will be happy to advise you.

Individually manufactured for you

We would be happy to provide you with a quotation. First we will show and explain the various options and below you will find an inquiry form which you can fill in. Of course, you can also simply contact us by e-mail or phone.

All heating cabinets have the following safety features:

By stopping ventilation they prevent the operator from being struck by air flows at high temperatures and by undesirable fogs. The safety systems meant for monitoring the mobile guards and doors are designed and constructed in accordance with Harmonised European Standards EN60204-1.

Our heating cabinets are fitted with doors that can be opened from inside with anti-entrapment function. The safety systems meant for monitoring the mobile guards and doors are designed and constructed in accordance with Harmonised European Standards EN60204-1, EN13849-1.

All the alarms are diagnosed by a special light signal on the control panel and cumulated by the light column installed on the roof of the enclosure or on board the machine. These are provided on request, can be remote connected in the terminal board for connection to the customers’ central supervision systems. The light signal systems are designed and constructed in accordance with Harmonised European Standard EN60204-1.

Under Safety relay: A red "mushroom" shaped emergency pushbutton is installed on all the control panels which stops all the functions of the machine in the event of an emergency. This device is directly connected to a safety relay. The systems for emergency stop by means of mushroom shaped button are designed and constructed in accordance with Harmonised European Standards EN60204-1, EN13849-1.

All our heating cabinets are provided with safety circuits against overtemperatures with two thresholds:

  • "High Temperature", acts to stop the machine.
  • "Extremely High Temperature", acts by giving the signal on the temperature regulator and emitting a signal, on voltage-free contact, can be controlled by installers to implement fire control and firefighting actions.

For all ATEX heating cabinets (only internal zone or internal/external zone) a circuit is provided against "surface overtemperatures" of the heaters (on the basis of the ATEX temperature class). The systems for mitigation of hazardous temperatures (for the purpose of the system as well as for the prevention of explosion, if necessary) are designed and constructed in accordance with European Harmonised Standards EN60204-1, EN62061, EN50495, EN61508-1,2,6. This design was completed with the drafting of a "Safety Assessment Report" (SAR), which determined the performance level of the aforementioned safety circuits as follows:

  • SIL 2 for all ATEX cabinets (internal zone only or internal/external zone)
  • SIL 2 for all cabinets with electric heating for safe zone
  • SIL 1 for all heating cabinets with heating by steam, hot oil, hot water for safe zone
SIL - Safety Integrity Level

Standard Options

4 drums / 1 container or 8 drums / 2 containers etc.

The standard modules of our heating cabinets have a capacity of 4 drums (200 L) or 1 IBC container. Several units can be combined to a heating cabinet, so that the capacity multiplies.
See schematic examples below:

Quantity of drum / containers

Certainly special dimensions are also possible, so that the cabinet is exactly adapted to your requirements and space conditions.

  Standard chamber (suitable for 1 chemical pallet) Euro chamber (suitable for 2 Euro pallets)
Chamber dimension (WxDxH) 1400 x 1400 x 1350 mm 1900 x 1400 x 1350 mm
Pallet dimension (WxD) 1200 x 1200 mm 800 x 1200 mm
Capacity 4 drum on 1 pallet resp. 1 IBC-container 4 drums on 2 pallets, resp. 1 IBC-container
  Standard chamber (suitable for 1 chemical pallet) Euro chamber (suitable for 2 Euro pallets)
  Standard chamber (suitable for 1 chemical pallet) Euro chamber (suitable for 2 Euro pallets)

The following table shows the dimension and capacities of our standard models. These are all designed for the use of chemical pallets (1200 x 1200 mm). For the use of Euro pallets, we will be happy to build a special heating cabinet for you.
The table is sorted by capacity. There you will find standard models for horizontal and vertical operation as well as with one or more control zones. You can view a drawing of each model.

Description Drawing no. Control zones Capacity 1 external dimensions 2 Levels
200L drums 1000L IBC Width (mm) Depth (mm) Height (mm)
The data in the table is not legally binding.
Friedr. Freek GmbH reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.

Remarks:
1 The capacity measured in drums is alternative to the capacity measured in IBC. With the exception of 2 drums cabinet, the housing of all the other models has provision for a pallet station suitable for loading 4 200 L drums on 1200 x 1200 mm chemical pallet or, alternatively, one 1000 L IBC. For Euro pallets we can design a special heating cabinet.
2 The external dimensions indicated do not take into account: control panel, tanks, feet, roofs, or other options which depend on the configuration of the heating cabinet.
2 drums with 1 zone CC 001 S1 1 2 0 1580 1650 1950 1
4 drums with 1 zone CC 002 S1 1 4 1 2080 1650 1950 1
8 drums horizontal with 1 zone CC 003 S1 1 8 2 3595 1650 1950 1
8 drums vertikal with 1 zone NC 004 S1 1 8 2 2380 1650 2970 2
8 drums horizontal with 2 zones CC 006 S1 2 4+4 1+1 4040 1650 1950 1
12 drums horizontal with 1 zone NC 008 S1 1 12 3 5390 1650 1750 1
12 drums vertikal with 1 zone NC 029 S1 1 12 3 2080 1650 4370 3
12 drums horizontal with 2 zones CC 010 S1 2 4+8 2 5855 1650 1950 1
12 drums horizontal with 3 zones CC 029 S1 3 4+4+4 1+1+1 6010 1650 1950 1
16 drums vertikal with 1 zone NC 007 S1 1 16 4 5455 1650 2970 2
16 drums horizontal with 2 zones CC 012 S1 2 8+8 2+2 7190 1650 1950 1
16 drums vertical with 2 zones NC 005 S1 2 8+8 2+2 4660 1650 2970 2
24 drums with 1 zone NC 009 S1 1 24 6 5455 1650 2970 2
24 drums with 2 zones NC 016 S1 2 8+16 2+4 6300 1650 2970 2
24 drums with 3 zones CC 018 S1 3 8+8+8 2+2+2 6010 1650 2970 2
32 drums with 1 zone NC 013 S1 1 32 8 6855 1650 2970 2
32 drums with 2 zones NC 027 S1 2 16+16 4+4 7860 1650 2970 2
32 drums with 4 zones CC 030 S1 4 8+8+8+8 2+2+2+2 7975 1650 2970 2
40 drums with 1 zone NC 015 S1 1 40 10 8465 1650 2970 2
40 drums with 2 zones NC 018 S1 2 16+24 4+6 9240 1650 2970 2
48 drums with 1 zone NC 028 S1 1 48 12 9175 1650 2970 2
48 drums with 2 zones NC 017 S1 2 24+24 6+6 10910 1650 2970 2

If more than one chamber is required, the other chambers can be arranged horizontally or vertically, depending on the space available on site. Various samples can be found in the table of our standard models above. For special requirements such as difficult space conditions, we will jointly find a specially adapted solution.

With larger modules, the individual chambers can be controlled and heated together or separately. This is useful if, for example, different materials are to be heated, different temperatures are required or to save energy because not all chambers are used at the same time.

Horizontal arrangement Vertical arrangement
Horizontal arrangement Vertical arrangement

A standard heating cabinet reaches a temperature of 100°C. The cabinet can optionally be designed for temperatures up to 150°C. In this case, in addition to a different heater, the fan also has a higher output, another limiter is used and the steel has a higher temperature resistance.

If you wish to heat plastic drums or IBC containers, we recommend limiting the control to a maximum of 70°C, to prevent the plastic from becoming soft and unstable due to the heat.

The operating temperatures indicated above are ensured for the heating cabinets with electric heating. For the cabinets heated with steam, hot water, hot oil, the operating temperatures indicated above depend on the capacity of your plant. The cabinets heated with hot water which are normally supplied at a max. of +90°C can reach an operating temperature ≤ +60°C.

As a rule, the heating cabinets are heated electrically with finned tubular heaters (400V, three phase). If your company already has other heat sources, you can connect them for heating to the cabinet (hot steam/thermal oil/hot water). For cabinets operating with steam, hot water, thermal oil, since the capacity of your plant upline of the heating cabinet limits the performance of the heating cabinet, we need to know the temperature (in °C) and pressure (in bar) data with which the heating cabinet is supplied. It is possible, on request, to provide for a special heating cabinet with double heating: electric + steam, electric+hot water, electric + diathermic oil.

The heating cabinets can be manufactured in accordance with ATEX-directive 94/9/EC, Group II, Category 2G and in accordance with EN1127-1 / EN 13463-1. They can be used with substances of group IIB.
In many cases it is sufficient to design only the interior to be explosion proof. If you are not sure, we will be happy to assist you in the safety assessment.
Our heating cabinets are not suitable for installations with risk of explosion of powders (zone 21 and 22) and must not be installed in zone 0.
Atex CE Ex II 2G IIB T5-T1

  Standard (non-ATEX) ATEX zone 1 and 2 inside complete ATEX zone 1 and 2
Heating Standard ATEX ATEX
Fans Standard ATEX ATEX
Proximity sensor Standard ATEX ATEX
Safety level SIL2 SIL2 SIL2
Checking the surface temperature at the heater no yes yes
Motor Standard (position: internal) Standard (position: external) Atex (position: external)
Temperature sensor 1 PT 100 1 PT 100 2 PT 100
Control panel Standard Standard ATEX (IP 66)
Suitable for explosive products no yes yes
Necessary documents None Safety data sheets of the products that may give rise to gases, vapours, fogs so that these can be subjected to analysis by the Amarc engineering department for a correct classification of the area and the consequent sizing of the relevant safety devices None (customer is responsible for classifying the installation area)
Suitable for installation in ATEX-zone 1 / 2 no no yes
  Standard (non-ATEX) ATEX zone 2 inside complete ATEX zone 2

Unless otherwise specified, a PID controller with display for setpoint and actual value is used for control. Each heater is monitored by a limiter near the unit. If the set limit temperature is exceeded, a signal is given. Optional temperature controllers with touch display and all common data interfaces are available.

In Atex applications at least a second limiter is used to avoid too high temperatures at the heating surface.

Depending on the ATEX protection class, the control panel is also designed gas-tight.

on / off (Standard) Processor operated controller PLC
Control on / off Control PID Control PLC
Controller from Gefran. Switches heating cabinet on and off in order to reach the set temperature. Further development of the standard controller. It enables recipe storage with up to 10 working cycles and 100 segments. Our partner Amarc has developed its own software that enables the control of all logical and process structures of the entire standard machine park. The software is designed to be installed in the hardware PLC Siemens S7-1200, to which a colour touch screen HMI Siemens 4” (model KTP400) or 7” (model KTP700) can be connected. The PLC offers the following functions:
  • Heating mode ON / OFF or PID
  • Heating cycle manual or time-controlled
  • Cycle with timed programming
  • Cycle with recipes
  • Control of up to 4 independent zones
  • Possibility to create N users with different access levels
  • Data recording (alarm history and temperature trends can be downloaded in CSV file)
  • Batch management (with or without barcode scanner)
Connection to your IT system with two different options:
Option 1: Control via local PC in LAN
Option 2. Interface connection to your monitoring system via profinet protocol.
Both Gefran controllers can be combined with:
  • Daily / weekly timer for automatic and programmable switching on and off. For safety purposes, it is connected to an audible alarm to warn the operator when the cabinet is automatically switched on. Timer
  • Cycle timer for programming heating cycles with preset operating times and temperatures. Stops the heating process automatically when the cycle end time is reached. It is connected to an indicator light (blue) which switches on when the cycle end time is reached. [XXX FOTO XXX] Cycle timer

Further Options

Our heating cabinets can be installed both indoors and – with certain adjustments - outdoors.

Adjustment for outdoor installation
Welding Completely sealed by silicone
Weather protection Galvanized corrugated roof (if no roof is available on site)
Control panel With additional housing in IP 65 (control panel for the ATEX version already is IP66)
  Heating cabinet with weather protection

The cabinets can be equipped with a collection sump to collect any leaking liquids from the drums / containers. We build the volume of this tank according to your specifications and requirements. The leaked liquid can be sucked off when necessary. The grating is simply lifted.

The standard floor of the cabinets is a 3 mm thick steel plate. If no collection sump is available, the pallet with the drums / container can easily be moved into the chamber with any lift truck. When using a drip pan, it often makes sense to place the heating cabinet on its feet, as otherwise it can only be fitted by a forklift truck.

Usually the sump has a capacity of either 30% or 50% of the maximum capacity of the cabinet. Of course, it is also possible to make the sump larger or smaller if required. On demand, the sump can be equipped with a drain (with flange connection or ball valve). It goes without saying that both the drain and the feet are made of the same material as the heating cabinet itself.

  Flat base (standard) Feet
fitting (without sump) with fork-lift, pallet truck, fork-lift truck
Fitting (without sump) - fork-lift, pallet truck, fork-lift truck
with fork-lift, pallet truck, fork-lift truck
Fitting (without sump) - Feet - with fork-lift, pallet truck, fork-lift truck
fitting (with sump) with fork-lift-truck
Fitting (with sump) - with fork-lift-truck
with fork-lift, pallet truck, fork-lift truck truck
Fitting (with sump) - Feet - with fork-lift, pallet truck, fork-lift truck
option: drain for sump Detail sump option: drain with flange connection
Detail sump option: drain with flange connection
Detail sump option: drain with ball valve
Detail sump option: drain with ball valve

For heating cabinets with a temperature range of up to 100°C, we use galvanised sheet steel as standard for the interior and exterior cladding. For temperatures up to 150°C, the outer cladding is made of painted unalloyed steel (standard colour: RAL 7035, light grey).

On request, we can use stainless steel both inside and outside (the control panel and valves are available in stainless steel as well).

Steel (Standard) Stainless steel

Up to 100°C: inside and outside galvanised painted steel

Up to 150°C: inside and outside galvanised painted steel with a higher temperature resistance

Inside and / or outside: 1.4301 / AISI304 or 1.4401 / AISI316

Material steel (Standard) Material stainless steel

The standard version of the heating cabinets is equipped with hinged doors (single or double leaf, depending on the model). However, rolling or sliding doors can also be installed, depending on space requirements and customer wishes.

Hinged doors (Standard) Automatic rolling doors Sliding doors
Single leaf or double leaf possible.

For outdoor installation, when the wind becomes a risk factor, the heating chamber can be equipped with a door lock to prevent accidental closing.
With vertical opening and automatic operation.

If the heating cabinet is supplied with automatic rolling doors, it is also equipped with protection devices such as stop bars for immediate stopping when an obstacle is encountered, as well as unlocking devices against locking.
Manuel operation

Useful if, for example, there is not enough space for hinged doors.

Suitable up to 80 °C
Hinged doors (Standard)

Door stop:
Door stop
Door stop
Automatic rolling doors Sliding doors

Some heating processes produce gases that can be inconvenient or even hazardous to health. To allow these to escape in a controlled manner before doors are opened, the heating cabinets can be equipped with suitable exhaust system. It is also possible to install a gas detector that gives an alarm when the concentration of a particular gas is too high.

The type of ventilation can vary depending on the requirements:

  • ON-/OFF operation, always on or always off.
  • Time-controlled and linked to the heating cycle.
  • Time-controlled and linked to the heating cycle and door locking system.

This last option can be combined with the installation of a gas detecting system (gas detector) to monitor the concentration of explosive or harmful gases and vapours.

Without Exhaust System Exhaust System without Gas Protection Exhaust System with Gas Protection
 
  • Special exhaust fans exchange the air inside the chamber.
  • Duration and start time can be set via a timer or manually.
  • Can also be started manually
  • If necessary, the doors can remain locked until the exhaust process is completed
  • The doors can then be opened safely
  • The gas detector gives an alarm if the concentration of a particular gas inside the chamber is too high
  Detail: exhaust fan
Detail: exhaust fan Atex
Electrical heating, up to +100°C, indoor installation, ATEX. Options: sump and exhaust air system linked with heating cycle, door lock and gas detector
Detail: gas detector
  • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (EN12100, EN60204-1, EN13849-1, EN62061, EN61508-1,2,6)
  • Low-Voltage-Directive 2014/35/EU
  • EMC- Directive 2014/30/EU
  • If applicable: ATEX- Directive 2014/34/EU (EN60079-14, EN50495)
  • If applicable: PED Directive for pressure parts for European installation 2014/68/EU (art. 4, 3)
  • If applicable: collection sumps are submitted to penetrant testing protocol according to UNI EN ISO 3452-1

We would be happy to provide the right offer for your heating task.
You benefit from more than 20 years of experience from our partner.

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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

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Managing Director Mr. Stefan Kaiser

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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 https://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/