Privacy Policy of Finzelberg

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit our website. The term „personal data“ comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the „controller“)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section „Information Required by Law“ on this website.

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be Information you enter into our contact form.

Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section „Information Required by Law“ on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section „Right to Restriction of Data Processing.“

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.

You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the „controller“ in the GDPR)

The data processing controller on this website is:

Finzelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Koblenzer Straße 48-56
56626 Andernach

Phone: +49 2632 924-00

Contact information of the data protection officer

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, E-Mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present
compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to
Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Information Required by Law.“

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section „Information Required by Law.“ The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

• In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
• If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
• If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
• If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.

Duration of storage

Personal data will be deleted after expiry of the statutory retention period, if they are no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.

Legal basis of processing

If you have given us consent to process your personal data for a specific purpose, the processing is performed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO. If such processing is necessary in order to fulfill or initiate a contract with you, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In some cases, z. For example, in order to fulfill tax obligations, we may be subject to a legal obligation to process personal data. The legal basis for this in such cases is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR. In rare cases, processing may also be done to protect vital interests of you or another natural person. In this exceptional case, processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 d DSGVO. Finally, processing operations can also be based on Art. 6 para. 1 f of the GDPR. This is the case if the processing is to safeguard a legitimate interest for our company or a third party, unless your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms prevail. Such a legitimate interest can already be accepted if you are a customer of ours. If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities.


We as the controller have taken technical and organizational security measures in accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO. This  includes in particular measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data. In addition, we have established processes that ensure the protection of data subject rights, the deletion of personal data and an immediate response to the threat to such data. In addition, we ensure the protection of personal data already in the development and selection of hardware and software in accordance with the principles of Art. 25 GDPR. All of our employees and persons involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection laws as well as the confidential handling of personal data.
In the case of the collection and processing of personal data, the information is transmitted in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our hedging measures are continuously revised in line with technological developments.
Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps so that absolute protection can not be guaranteed.

Change of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change our security and privacy practices to the extent required by technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our privacy policy accordingly. Please therefore take note of the current version of our privacy policy.

3. Recording of data on our website


In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called „session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.


If you use external links offered within our website, this privacy policy does not extend to these links. Insofar as we offer links, we assure that at the time of the link setting no violations of the applicable law on the linked websites were identified. However, we have no influence on the compliance of other providers with privacy and security regulations. Therefore, please inform yourself on the websites of the other providers also about the privacy statements provided there.

Children and adolescents

Persons under the age of 16 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request personal information from children and adolescents, do not collect them and do not disclose them to third parties.

Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact  information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the Event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass These data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the establishment, Content organization or change of the legal relationship (data inventory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual actions. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent that this is necessary to make it possible for users to utilize the services and to bill for them.

The collected customer data shall be eradicated upon completion of the order or the termination of the business relationship. This shall be without prejudice to any statutory retention mandates.

4. Analysis tools and advertising


On this website, technology from etracker GmbH ( is used to collect and save data for marketing and optimization purposes. Usage profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor's Internet browser. Cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser.

The data collected with the etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the separately given consent of the person concerned. The collection and storage of data can be objected to at any time with future effect.

Contradict the processing

Google Analytics 4

If you grant us your consent, Art. 6 I 1 a EU-GDPR, Google Analytics 4, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), is used on this website. With this technology, we can analyze your use of our website.

When you visit our website, Google Analytics 4 places cookies on your device. This information also includes your IP address. However, we have implemented the "Anonymize-IP" procedure, so that your IP address is regularly shortened by the last four digits before it is transferred to the Google server. Therefore, the data usually is no longer personal.

However, in exceptional cases, your IP address may be shortened after it has been transferred to the Google server. Such servers can be located outside the EU, particularly in the USA at the parent company Google LLC.

We shall mention that there is currently no equivalent level of data protection in the USA and, in particular, access to data processed there or by US companies or their foreign companies worldwide may potentially be accessed by US authorities or such information may have to be disclosed to them. As a non-US citizen, you may also not be entitled to take action at all or at least my not be entitled take effective action against this. We have minimized this risk as far as possible by using suitable data protection instruments (EU standard contracts), but cannot mitigate the risk to zero, so that your consent to the use of Google Analytics also entails this risk.

Google uses the data collected on our behalf to enable an evaluation of how you use our website and to create reports on your interaction with our content. According to Google, the IP address transferred and shortened by your browser to Google in this context will not be merged with other data from Google or other data relating to you that is available at Google. The data collected as part of the use of Google Analytics 4 is stored for a maximum of 2 months and then deleted or anonymized.

In order to accompany the transfer of data to Google with a suitable instrument in terms of data protection law, we have concluded so-called EU standard contractual clauses on data protection with Google. In this way, we ensure that your data is protected as best as possible, even if it is transferred to the USA. Information on how Google handles your data in its sphere and additional information on Google Analytics 4 can be found at and at /technologies/partner-sites.

You can revoke your consent any time with effect for the future and without having to name reason and without requiring a specific form. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, you can in particular make use of our cookie settings area.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies on your device by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we shall mention that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the browser add-on available under the following link. The current link is

Google Signals

As an extension to Google Analytics 4, and also basing on your consent, we may use Google Signals. Google Signals is used to create cross-device reports. This works as follows: If you have activated personalized ads and linked your devices to a Google account, Google can analyze your usage behavior across devices and create data models.

In this way, your user activities can be merged into a uniform image regardless of the device you are using to surf our site (so-called cross-device conversion) - without making you personally identifiable to us, because we only receive anonymous statistics from Google. According to the information available to us from Google, a prerequisite for this is, in addition to your consent to us, a corresponding consent that you have given to Google.

You can terminate the use of Google Signals and thus the cross-device evaluation at any time. To do this, deactivate the "Personalized advertising" function in the settings of your Google account, as described on the Google support pages: More information about Google Signals can be found at


Google Analytics 4 uses the special function "demographic characteristics". This function is used to create statistics that allow statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. For this purpose, advertising and information from third-party providers are evaluated so that suitable target groups for marketing measures can be identified, defined and addressed. According to Google, however, this data cannot be assigned to a specific person and will be deleted in accordance with the information on Google Analytics 4.

Social Media Plugins implemented with Shariff

Plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn are used on our website. You can usually recognize the plug-ins by means of the social media logo. In order to guarantee data protection on our website, we only use these plug-ins together with the so-called “Shariff” two-click solution. This application prevents the plug-ins integrated on our website from transferring data to the respective provider when the page is accessed for the first time. Only if you activate the respective plug-in by clicking the respective button will a direct connection to the provider's server be established (consent). As soon as you activate the plug-in, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time, the provider can assign your visit to our website to your user account. Activating the plug-in constitutes consent within the meaning of Art. 6 I 1 a EU-GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. You can prevent the collection and processing of data by the social networks by setting your browser accordingly. If you do not want the social networks to assign the data collected via our website directly to your user profile, you must log out before visiting our website.

LinkedIn Plugin

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is provided the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We allow to mention that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or of how it is used by LinkedIn. The use of the LinkedIn plug-in is based on your consent, Art. 6 I 1 a EU-GDPR. We use the Shariff two-click solution mentioned above to obtain your consent to this processing. Otherwise, the corresponding data processing will not take place (see the explanations on social media plug-ins with Shariff). Further information on data processing at LinkedIn can be found in LinkedIn's data protection declaration at:

Links to other providers

Our website may contain links to the Internet sites of other parties. We may, however, not influence such content and do not accept any liability for such third-party content. The content of these pages is always within the sole responsibility of the third party offering the service or content.

All pages linked have been checked for potential legal violations and identifiable infringements before being linked. We are executing whatsoever legally required checks of content we are linking and will immediately respond to any notification on infringements by taking down the respective link(s).

6. Custom Services

Job Applications

We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g. via e-mail, via postal Services on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.

Scope and purpose of the collection of data

If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g. contact and communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the aforementioned are § 26 New GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your Job application.

If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 New GDPR and Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in our data processing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we should not be able to offer you a position, if you refuse a job offer, retract your application, revoke your consent to the processing of your data or ask us to delete your data, we will store your transferred data, incl. any physically submitted application documents for a maximum of 6 months after the conclusion of the application process (retention period) to enable us to track the details of the application process in the Event of disparities (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR).


Once the retention period has expired, the data will be deleted, unless we are subject to any other statutory retention obligations or if any other legal grounds exist to continue to store the data. If it should be foreseeable that the retention of your data will be necessary after the retention period has expired (e.g. due to imminent or pending litigation), the data shall not be deleted until the data have become irrelevant. This shall be without prejudice to any other statutory retention periods.

Status: 06/2019