Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes the type, scope and purpose of processing your personally identifiable information (“personal data”, “personal information”) on our website and the pages, features and content of associated websites and web platforms such as our social media profiles (collectively referred as “online offerings” below).

For the defined terms used, e.g. “processing” or “data controller”, reference is made to the definitions given in Art. 4 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The website operator takes your data privacy very seriously and treats your personal information confidentially in accordance with the law. Bear in mind that the transfer of data on the internet may involve security gaps and vulnerabilities. It is not possible to fully protect against access by third parties.

Responsible in terms of data protection law:

Hans Sasserath GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer
Mühlenstraße 62
41352 Korschenbroich, Germany

Collection of access data and creation of log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect data on all access to the server on which this service is hosted (“server log files”) based on our legitimate interests as set out in Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
This access data includes the name of the website being visited, file accessed, date and time of access, volume of data transferred, report on successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the website previously visited), IP address and requesting provider.

Log file information is saved for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or acts of fraud) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data that is required for evidentiary reasons is exempt from erasure until the respective case or incident has been definitively resolved.

Server log files

The website operator or hosting provider collects data on website access and stores this data in server log files. The following data is logged:

  • Website visited
  • Time at which access occurred
  • Volume of data transferred in bytes
  • Source/link showing from our website was accessed
  • Web browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used


Like many other websites we also use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transmitted from a web server to your hard drive and stored there. As a consequence, we automatically come into possession of certain information like your IP address, the browser used by you, the operating system of your computer, and your access to the internet.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transmit viruses to a computer. The information contained in the cookies enables navigation of the website to be facilitated and the website to be displayed correctly.

In no event is the data collected by us shared with third parties nor is it aligned with personally identifiable information without your consent.
Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. You can disable the use of cookies at any time by making changes to the settings of your browser. To do this, consult the help of your browser. Please be advised that individual features of our website may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Establishing contact with us

When contacting us (e.g. using the contact form, by email, phone, or social media) the details provided by you are processed to respond to the contact request and process it as provided for in Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Your details may be stored in a customer relationship management system (CRM system) or similar filing system.
We delete queries if they are no longer needed. We review the necessity of doing this every two years; statutory archiving and retention requirements apply.

How we treat your personal data

The website operator collects and uses your personal information and shares it with others only as provided for by law or as consented to by you.
Personal information includes all information that can be used to identify you and can be traced back to you, e.g. your name, email address and telephone number.

How we treat your contact information

If you contact the website operator using one of the contact options available, your details are stored so they are available for processing your query and responding to it. This information is not shared with third parties unless with your consent.

Online presences in social media

We maintain online presences in social networks and on social platforms to communicate with active customers, interested parties and users, and to inform them of the products and services we offer. When accessing these networks and platforms, their terms and conditions and the terms of use of their operators apply.

Unless indicated otherwise in our Privacy Policy, the data of users is processed when they communicate with us in these social networks or on these platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presences or send us messages.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"), on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the Internet. In doing so, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymization activated. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other data from Google.
Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: You can find out more information about data use by Google, setting and objection options on the Google websites: "How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps", "Use of data for advertising purposes", "Manage information that Google uses to serve ads to you".

Integration of third-party services and content

We use content or services offered by third-party providers to integrate their contents and services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content") within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser.
The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content.
Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes.
The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.

Google Maps

We integrate Google Maps provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Privacy Policy, Opt-Out

Google Fonts

We integrate Fonts ("Google Fonts") provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Privacy Policy, Opt-Out

Erasure or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data reduction and data economy. Consequently we store your personal information only for as long as required to fulfill the aforementioned purposes or as provided for by law (a number of retention periods apply). Once the designated purpose no longer applies or these periods lapse, the respective information is routinely blocked or deleted as prescribed by law.

Your right to information, rectification, erasure, to have processing restricted and to lodge an objection

You, the user, can receive, upon request, information on what personal information pertaining to you is stored. This is information is provided free of charge. You have the right to have incorrect information corrected or to have your personal information blocked or deleted provided your request does not run counter to a statutory record retention requirement (e.g. data retention or preservation).

Amendments to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time so that it complies with current statutory requirements or to implement changes to our services under our Privacy Policy, e.g. when introducing new services. After these changes have been implemented our new Privacy Policy will then apply when visiting us.