Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in
our company and our products. The protection of your
personal data during processing is an important con-cern
for us and we want you to feel safe when visiting our
website. In the following, we exp
lain what information we
collect at Knippschild during your visit to our website and
how it is used.
1. data protection at a glance
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for exam-ple, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the
website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure error
free provision of the website. Other data may be
used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your
stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the
correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose as well as for further questions
on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory
You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under
certain circumstances. For details, please refer to the
2 General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat
your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection
regulations and this data protection declaration.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The data controller for this website is:
Gustav Knippschild GmbH
Managing directors: Andreas Eder and Katja Bührig
Phone: +49 (05751) 94 20 0
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the
purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases and to direct
marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO)
If the data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1)lit. e or f DSGVO, you have
the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising
from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provi-sions.
The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy
policy. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data concerned unless we
can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your
interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting,
exercising or defending legal claims (objection under Article 21(1) DSGVO).
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the
right to object at any time to the processing of person
al data concerning you for the
purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a
supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual
residence, their place
of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any
other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis
of your consent or
in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine
-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site opera-tor. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the
fact that the address line of the browser changes
from ”http://” to ”https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Right to restrict processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do this, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
-If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data storedby us, we usually need time to
verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction
of the processing of your personal data.
-If the processing of your personal data happened / happens unlawfully, you can
demand the re
striction of the data processing instead of the deletion.
-If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce
legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your
personal data instead of deletion.
-If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing of your
and our interests must be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose
interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of
your personal data.
– If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data may
-apart from being stored only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of
another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to advertising e-mails
The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation for the
purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We use your personal information in the case of product orders only within Gustav
Knippschild GmbH and its affiliated companies.
We do not pass on your personal data to third parties without your express consent.
Should data be passed on to service providers within the framework of order data processing, these service providers are bound by the BDSG, the DSGVO, other legal regulations and contractually to the data protection regulations of Gustav Knippschild GmbH.
Insofar as we are obliged to do so by law or by court order, we will transfer your data to
bodies entitled to receive information.
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your
computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly,
effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called ”session cookies”. They are automatic
ally deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow
cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or gener-ally
and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the brow
ser. If you deactivate
cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide
certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis
of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies
for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies
(e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
3. data protection officer
Data protection officer required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
bits + bytes it-solutions GmbH & Co KG
Phone: 0700 / 20 30 10 30
4. data collection on our website
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– Browser type and browser version
– operating system used
– referrer URL
-Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
– IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a
legitimate interest in the technically error
-free presentation and optimisation of its website for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, includ-ing the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of pro-cessing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions
in particular retention periods remain unaffected.
We use Google Fonts from Google Inc.
(1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA
94043, USA) on our website.
You do not have to log in or enter a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies
are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via the Google domains
fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests
for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don’t need to worry that your Google account information, while using Google Fonts, will
be transmitted to Google. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. We’ll look at exactly what the data storage looks like in more detail.
What are Google Fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of more than 800 fonts provided by Google LLC for free use.
Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses. Thus, we can use them freely without paying royalties.
Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?
With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them on our own server. Google Fonts is an important component to keep the quality of our website high. All Google Fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for mobile use. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures a fast loading time. Furthermore, Google Fonts are so
-called secure web fonts.
Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can sometimes visually distort texts or entire web pages. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross
-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod).
We therefore use the Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as
beautifully and consistently as possible. According to Art. 6 (1) f lit. F DSGVO, this already constitutes a ”legitimate interest” in the processing of personal data. Legitimate interest” in this case means both legal and economic or ideal interests that are recognised by the legal system.
What data is stored by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. Through this external call, data is transmitted to the Google servers. In this way, Google also recognis-es that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was devel-oped to reduce the collection, storage and use of end-user data to what is necessary for the efficient provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for ”Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.
Google Fonts stores CSS and font requests securely at Google and is therefore protected.
Through the collected usage figures, Google can determine the popularity of the fonts. Google
publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. In addition, Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites are using Google Fonts.
This data is published in the BigQuery database of Google Fonts. BigQuery is a web service from Google for companies that want to move and analyze large amounts of data.
However, it should be noted that each Google Font request also automatically transmits
information such as IP address, language settings, screen resolution of the browser, browser
version and browser name to the Google servers.
Whether this data is also stored is not clearly
ascertainable or is not clearly communicated by Google.
How long and where is the data stored?
Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on your servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use fonts with the help of a Google stylesheet. A stylesheet is a format template that allows you to easily and quickly change, for example, the design or font of a web page.
The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google thus pursues the goal of
fundamentally improving the loading time of web pages. When millions of web pages refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other web pages visited later. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.
How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
The data that Google stores for one day or one year cannot simply be deleted. The data is
automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. In order to delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google support at
You can only prevent data storage in this case if you do not visit our site.
Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we can access an unlimited sea of fonts and get the most out of our website. You can find out more about Google Fonts and other issues at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311141511.
While Google does address privacy-related issues there, they don’t really include detailed
information about data storage. It is relatively difficult (almost impossible) to get really
precise information about stored data from Google.
You can also find out what data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Our website also uses the ”share function” of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on the LinkedIn ”share button” (plugin), you will be redirected t
o your user account in a separate browser window provided you are logged into your user account at LinkedIn and can share
the electronic publication stored on our website by adding a comment. A direct connec-tion between your browser and the LinkedIn server is established via the plugin. LinkedIn thereby receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. In addition, it is then possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we
have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data or its use by LinkedIn.
Our website also uses the ”share function” of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click on the XING ”Share button” (plugin), you will be redirected to your user account in a separate browser win-dow provided you are logged into your XING user account
and can share the electronic publication stored on our website by adding a comment. The plugin establishes a direct connection between
your browser and the XING server. XING thereby receives the information that you have
visited our website with your IP address. We would like to point out that we have no
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data arising from it (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre
contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6
(1) (a) DSGVO)
and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after processing your request has been completed). Mandatory statutory provisions in particular statutory retention periods remain unaffected.