Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Provider and responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act:

GÖTTFERT Werkstoff-Prüfmaschinen GmbH
Managing director: Dr.-Ing. Axel Göttfert and Moritz Göttfert
Siemensstraße 2
74722 Buchen

Fon: +49 (0) 62 81 408 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 62 81 408 - 18


This privacy policy provides users with information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.

The legal framework for data protection is provided by the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG new) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

You can access the DSGVO using the following link:

Collection of general information

With each access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also referred to as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Among other things, the following information is collected: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our offer) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of the data is mandatory. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimize the offer and the technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files if we suspect illegal use of our offer.

Transfer of personal data to third countries

If we transfer data to third countries, i.e. countries outside the European Union, then the transfer takes place exclusively in compliance with the legally regulated permissibility requirements.

If the transfer of data to a third country is not for the performance of our contract with you, we do not have your consent, the transfer is not necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and no other exemption under Article 49 of the GDPR applies, we will only transfer your data to a third country if an adequacy decision under Article 45 of the GDPR or appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the GDPR are in place.

Due to the declaration of invalidity of the EU-US Privacy Shield (ECJ 16.7.2020), processing in the USA is only possible with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO. A transfer to the USA in the sense of the European data protection level is not guaranteed with the declaration of invalidity of the Privacy Shield.

Alternatively or additionally, the conclusion of the EU standard data protection clauses issued by the European Commission with the receiving entity create appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 (2) c) DSGVO and an adequate level of data protection. Copies of the EU standard data protection clauses are available on the website of the European Commission at


If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data you enter exclusively for this purpose or to inform you about circumstances relevant to this service or registration. We do not pass this data on to third parties.

A valid (valid) e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. Also stored are the IP address used to register for the newsletter and the date on which you order the newsletter. This data serves us as proof in case of misuse, if a foreign e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. To further ensure that an e-mail address is not improperly entered into our distribution list by third parties, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called "double opt-in" procedure. Within the framework of this procedure, the ordering of the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the registration confirmation are logged.

You have the option at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of data, your e-mail address and its use for the newsletter dispatch. For the revocation, we provide you with a link in each newsletter and on the website. You also have the option of informing us of your wish to revoke via the contact options mentioned in this document.


This website uses so-called session cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, IP address, operating system and Internet connection. We do not pass on this data to third parties or link it to personal data without your consent.

Cookies fulfill two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our offer and enable the correct display of the website. They are not used to introduce viruses or to launch programs.

Users have the option of accessing our offer without cookies. To do this, the appropriate settings must be changed in the browser. Please use the help function of your browser to find out how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions of this website and reduce user comfort. The (USA) and (Europe) sites allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Social plugins, online presences in social media.

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services there. These are currently Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram. On our website you will find buttons that contain links to these social networks and platforms. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing policies of the respective operators apply. Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of users insofar as they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presences or send us messages.

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our websites; further information on the handling of data protection at the external social media platforms can be found on their websites:

The buttons are marked with the logo of the respective network. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by the respective service, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the privacy notices of the providers.

During your visit to our website, the corresponding buttons are deactivated, so that no data is sent to the social networks without a corresponding click on the buttons.

After activation by clicking the button, a direct connection to the respective social networks is established. Only when you click the provided button, the respective plugin is activated. With this activation, you establish the connection and declare your consent to the transmission of data. If you are logged into a social network, this provider can assign the visit to your account. If you do not want this, we recommend that you log out of your account beforehand. If you are not a member of a social network, there is still the possibility that the provider may find out and store your IP address, for example. If you do not want this to happen, you should not click on the buttons.

We have no influence on whether and to what extent, for how long and for what purpose the external providers collect personal data. However, it can be assumed that at least IP address and device-related information is collected and used.


We integrate the videos of the platform "YouTube" of the provider Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Privacy policy:

Google Maps

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter "Google"). This service allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google privacy policy There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Center. Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products can be found here
Google may also process your personal data in the USA. An adequate level of data protection in third countries cannot currently be guaranteed due to the discontinuation of the Privacy Shield (see EUGH ruling ECJ 16.7.2020). The legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

By visiting the website, Google receives information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account.

If you do not want the assignment in your profile at Google, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The terms of use for Google Maps can be found at the following link:
We do not collect any personal data through the integration of Google Maps. Google may also process your personal data in the USA. For third country transfer, see also "Transfer of personal data to third countries" of this privacy notice. If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can revoke your consent at any time in your cookie settings. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

Google service reCaptcha

We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer makes a certain entry in our contact or newsletter form. This service is provided by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the terminal device used, the website you visit with us on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks that require you to identify images.

Google may also process your personal data in the USA. An adequate level of data protection in third countries cannot currently be guaranteed due to the discontinuation of the Privacy Shield (see ECJ ruling ECJ 16.7.2020). Processing of personal data is only possible with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO.

Alternatively or additionally, by concluding the EU standard data protection clauses issued by the European Commission with the receiving entity create appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 (2) (c) DSGVO and an adequate level of data protection. Copies of the EU standard data protection clauses are available on the website of the European Commission, available here. We have concluded the standard data protection clauses with Google for this purpose.

The legal basis for the described data processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO.

Tracking to analyze and optimize our services and their use

The analysis of user behavior by means of tracking helps us to check the effectiveness of our services, to optimize them and to adapt them to the needs of the users and serves to eliminate errors. In addition, we use the analysis to determine statistical parameters about the use of our services (reach, intensity of use, users' surfing behavior) and thus obtain values that can be compared across the market. The evaluation of information obtained through tracking helps us to provide you with the best possible services with maximum benefit for you. In the case of services provided by us in connection with consent, tracking and the associated analysis of user behavior is carried out in accordance with the consent you have given us. The legal basis for this processing of personal data is Art. 6 lit. a DSGVO (your consent).

As tracking method we use Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google Analytcis"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. For third country transfer, see also "Transfer of personal data to third countries" of this privacy notice. The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent once given at any time via the cookie settings of your browser. IP anonymization. We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Google Tag Maganger

We use the Google Tag Manager of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our website.
Through this service, we learn what users of our website are most interested in and how we can improve our online offering. The Google Tag Manager does not use cookies and does not collect any personal data. Data is only forwarded by Google Tag Manager to other tracking tools such as Google Analytics, but is not stored.

Cookie consent by means of CCM19

Our website uses the cookie consent technology of Papoo Software & Media GmbH, Auguststr. 4, 53229 Bonn, Germany,, to obtain your consent to store certain cookies in your browser and to document this consent. (hereinafter Papoo).

Purpose and legal basis of processing

We use the above-mentioned technology to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies when visiting our website and to document it in a data protection-compliant manner. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO (legal obligation). When you call up our website, a Papoo cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. The collected data, such as your IP address, is anonymized in this process. The data is not passed on to Papoo. You can change the Papoo-Cookie settings here: Customize Cookie Settings. We store the collected data until you request us to delete it or delete the Papoo cookie yourself, or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Legal retention periods remain unaffected by this. Details on the data processing of Papoo Cookie can be found at

Contact option

We offer you a contact option on our website, with which you can get in touch with us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. In doing so, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the contact. The disclosure of this data by the user (by you) is completely voluntary. It will not be passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our website also does not take place. The services offered can - as far as technically possible and reasonable - also be used without providing this data or by providing anonymous data or a pseudonym. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data in writing at any time. See also section "Information/Revocation/Deletion".

Data economy

In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary or required by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the collected information ceases to apply or the storage period ends, we block or delete the data in accordance with data protection law.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to request information, free of charge, about the personal data stored by us and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: It is the mandatory data storage for business processing or the data is subject to the legal obligation to retain. For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer (contact details: at the end of the privacy policy). In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a blocking file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.

Changes to our data protection notice

In order to ensure that our data protection notice always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply the next time you visit our website.

Contacting us, questions about data protection

If you would like to contact us about your personal data and data protection or have any suggestions or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer. He can be reached at the e-mail address We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about data protection in our company.

The complete contact information of the data protection officer is:
Ronald Baranowski
Kasseler Str. 30
61118 Bad Vilbel
Fon: 06101 – 982 94 22
Mobile: 0170 – 557 09 38

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