This privacy policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offering and the related website, features and content (hereinafter referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terminology used, e.g., "personal data" or their "processing", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

H. Lauber GmbH
Wiesenweg 1
35239 Steffenberg, Deutschland
Geschäftsführerin: Zdenka Lauber
Tel. 06465 / 913 609
Fax. 06465 / 913612

2.Types of processed data

*Contact information (e.g., e-mail, phone numbers).
*Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
*Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

3.Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 (1) GDPR)
In general, no special categories of data are processed unless they are added by the users to the processing, e.g., entered in online forms.

4.Categories of data subjects

*Customers / interested parties / suppliers.
*Visitors and users of the online offer.
Hereinafter we refer to all categories of data subjects as “users”.

5.Purpose of processing

*Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
*Provision of contractual services, support and customer care.
*Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
*Marketing, advertising and market research.
*Safety measures.

6.Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

7.Changes and updates to the privacy policy
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our privacy policy. We will adjust the privacy policy as soon as changes to our data processing make this necessary. We will notify you if those changes require your participation (e.g., consent) or other individual notification.

8.Safety measures
In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability and separation. We have also set up procedures for data subjects to claim their rights, data deletion and the reaction to data endangerment. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development, respectively the selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

9.Collaboration with processors and third parties
If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g., if a transmission of the data to third parties, as required by payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR to fulfill the contract), you have consented to a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests (e.g., the use of agents, web hosting providers, etc.).
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “commissioned-processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

10.Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)), or if this occurs in the context of using third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to a third party, this is only done in order to fulfill our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process the data or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements pursuant to Art. 44 et seq. GDPR apply. This means that processing is carried out, e.g., on the basis of specific guarantees, such as official recognition a similar level of protection of your personal data to what is required in the EU (e.g., the “Privacy Shield” in the USA) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

11.Rights of data subjects
You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
You have accordingly to Art. 16 GDPR the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR you have the right to demand that the data concerning you is deleted without undue delay, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to demand a restriction of the processing of the data.
You have the right to demand that the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, is receivable in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

You have the right to revoke consent at any time with future effect pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR.

13.Right to object
You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may in particular be made against the processing for direct marketing purposes.

14.Cookies and right to object in direct mail
We use temporary and persistent cookies, i.e. small files that are stored on users' devices a (for an explanation of the term and the function, go to the last section of this privacy policy). In part, the cookies are needed for security or to operate our online offer (e.g., for the presentation of the website) or to save the user's decision when confirming the cookie banner. In addition, we or our technology partners use cookies for reach measurement and marketing purposes, which users are informed about in the course of the privacy policy.
A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be stated in a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website or the EU website Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please notice that by doing so not all features of this online offer can be used.

15.Deletion of data
The data processed by us are deleted or limited in their processing in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies e.g., for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.
Germany: According to legal requirements the storage takes place in particular for 6 years in accordance to § 257 (1) HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 (1) AO (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trade and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).

16.Provision of contractual services
We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact information of users), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contacts, payment information) in order to fulfilling our contractual obligations and services in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit b. GDPR. The entries marked as mandatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.
We process usage data (e.g., the visited web pages of our online offering, interest in our products) and content data (e.g., entries in the contact form or user profile) for advertising purposes in a user profile in order to show the user e.g., product information based on their previously used services.
The deletion will take place once statutory warranty or comparable obligations expire. The need to store the data is reviewed every three years. If statutory archiving obligations apply, the data will be deleted once these obligations expire (end of commercial retention obligation (6 years) and end of fiscal retention obligation (10 years)). Information in the customer account will remain until its deletion.

When contacting us (by contact form or e-mail) the information of the user is processed in the context of your contact request and its execution pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
We delete requests once they are no longer needed. We review the necessity every two years. Requests from customers who have a customer account are stored permanently and we refer to the details of the customer account for its deletion. If statutory archiving obligations apply, the data will be deleted once these obligations expire (end of commercial retention obligation (6 years) and end of fiscal retention obligation (10 years)).

18.Collection of access data and log files
We collect on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined by Art. 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of transferred data, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
Log file information are stored for security purposes (e.g., to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

19.Cookies and reach measurement
Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred from our web server or third-party web servers to your web browser and stored for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.
We use so-called session cookies, which are only stored on our website for the duration of your visit (e.g., to allow your login status to be stored or to enable the shopping basket function and thus the use of our online offering). A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted once you have finished using our online offer by logging out or closing the browser for example.
In accordance with this privacy policy, the user will be informed on the use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous reach measurement.
If the user does not want cookies to be saved on his or her computer, disable the relevant option in the system settings of your browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. If cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this online offer.
You may opt-out of the use of cookies for reach measurement and promotional purposes via the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative ( and additionally the US web page ( or the European web page (

20.Integration of services and contents of third parties
Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services, e.g., videos or fonts (hereinafter collectively referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Through “pixel tags” information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website can be evaluated. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time, and other information regarding the use of our online offer.

Stand: 25.09.2018