Data pro­tec­tion - Theis

Karl Theis GmbH

Data pro­tec­tion
Thank you for visi­ting our web­site and for your inte­rest in our com­pany. Your pri­vacy is important to us. We want you to feel safe with us. For this reason, we and our data pro­tec­tion officer ensure com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion regu­la­tions, in par­ti­cular the Euro­pean Data Pro­tec­tion Ordi­nance (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Pro­tec­tion Act (BDSG-neu) in force from 25 May 2018. Below we would like to inform you about the pur­poses for which your data is coll­ected and used and how you can exer­cise your rights. You can access and print out the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion at any time via the “Data pro­tec­tion” tab at the bottom of each page of our website.
Our EDP sys­tems are pro­tected by tech­nical and orga­niza­tional mea­sures against access, modi­fi­ca­tion or dis­tri­bu­tion of your data by unaut­ho­rized per­sons as well as against loss and destruction.

Name and contact details of the person responsible

The person respon­sible for data manage­ment is
Karl Theis GmbH
Data Pro­tec­tion Officer:
Fran­cesca Wünsch
Breite Straße 11
57076 Siegen
Phone: +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85 – 0
Telefax: +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85–99
E‑mail: info[at]
Name and contact details of the data pro­tec­tion officer
If you as a cus­tomer or employee have ques­tions about the data pro­tec­tion hand­ling of your data, you have two ways to cla­rify your ques­tions or to transmit your request:
For general ques­tions regar­ding data pro­tec­tion and requests for infor­ma­tion, please contact Karl Theis GmbH, spe­ci­fying your request and your contact address: +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85 — 0.
For spe­cial inqui­ries you can also contact our data pro­tec­tion officer directly at +49 (0) 271 / 77 285 — 0 or F.Wuensch[at] at any time. The topics and con­tents addressed are sub­ject to strict confidentiality.

Pur­pose and legal basis of data processing

You can be sure: We store your data only for the ful­filment of your inqui­ries, ful­filment and pro­ces­sing of con­tracts (incl. pay­ment pro­ces­sing and, if appli­cable, credit assess­ment) and for our own adver­ti­sing pur­poses. The pro­ces­sing is car­ried out on the basis of the EU Data Pro­tec­tion Basic Regu­la­tion and the Federal Data Pro­tec­tion Act.
If you have an enquiry, have us prepare an offer or con­clude a con­tract with us, we will pro­cess your per­sonal data.
We store and pro­cess this data to fulfil and pro­cess the contract.
The cus­tomer data manage­ment of Karl Theis GmbH is based on the pro­tec­tion of legi­ti­mate inte­rests of Karl Theis GmbH and faci­li­tates com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion regu­la­tions on data accu­racy and data trans­fera­bi­lity. We have taken suf­fi­cient account of their inte­rests and fun­da­mental freedoms.


We use “coo­kies” to faci­li­tate the use of our web­site. Coo­kies are small text files that your browser can place on your computer’s hard drive and are hel­pful for using our web­site. We use coo­kies to better under­stand how our web­site is used and to enable improved navi­ga­tion. Coo­kies also enable us to reco­gnize whe­ther you have visited our web­site before or whe­ther you are a new visitor. Coo­kies, which we use, do not store your per­sonal data. If you do not wish to receive coo­kies, please set your Internet browser accordingly.

Use of our contact form /applicant form

The per­sonal data that you make available to us in the con­text of this contact inquiry will only be used for the ans­we­ring of your inquiry and/or estab­lish­ment of contact and for the asso­ciated tech­nical admi­nis­tra­tion. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
You have the right to revoke the con­sent given by sen­ding the form with effect for the future at any time. In this case your per­sonal data will be deleted immediately.
Your per­sonal data will also be deleted wit­hout your revo­ca­tion if we have pro­cessed your request or if you revoke your con­sent to its sto­rage. This also hap­pens if the sto­rage is inad­mis­sible for other legal reasons.

Google Ana­ly­tics

This web­site uses Google Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­lysis ser­vice of Google Inc, (1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA). Use of the ser­vice includes the Uni­versal Ana­ly­tics mode. Ses­sions, inter­ac­tions and data can be assi­gned to a pseud­ony­mous user ID across mul­tiple devices and thus the acti­vi­ties of a user can be ana­lyzed across devices. It also pro­duces Google Ana­ly­tics reports on demo­gra­phic cha­rac­te­ristics that use data from Google’s inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing and visitor data from third par­ties (e.g. age, gender and inte­rests). This data cannot be traced back to a spe­cific person and can be deac­ti­vated at any time via the dis­play settings.
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 this web­site is usually trans­ferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anony­mi­sa­tion is acti­vated on this web­site, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the Euro­pean Union or in other states party to the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­nomic Area before­hand. 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 your browser in the con­text of Google Ana­ly­tics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the ope­rator of this web­site, Google will use this infor­ma­tion to eva­luate your use of the web­site, to com­pile reports on web­site acti­vity and to pro­vide the web­site ope­rator with other ser­vices rela­ting to web­site and Internet use. This is also where our legi­ti­mate inte­rest in data pro­ces­sing lies. The legal basis for the use of Google Ana­ly­tics can be found in § 15 Para. 3 TMG and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Ses­sions and cam­paigns are ter­mi­nated after a cer­tain period of time. By default, ses­sions are closed after 30 minutes wit­hout acti­vity and cam­paigns after six months. The time limit for cam­paigns may not exceed two years.
Data sent by us and linked to user IDs, adver­ti­sing IDs or coo­kies are auto­ma­ti­cally deleted after 14 months. Data whose reten­tion period has been rea­ched is auto­ma­ti­cally deleted once a month.
Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the terms of use and data pro­tec­tion can be found at and
You can also pre­vent Google from coll­ec­ting the data gene­rated by the cookie and rela­ting to your use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address) and from pro­ces­sing this data by Google by down­loa­ding and instal­ling the browser plug-in available under the fol­lo­wing link
You may refuse the use of coo­kies by sel­ec­ting the appro­priate set­tings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full func­tion­a­lity of this website.
You can pre­vent the coll­ec­tion of data by Google Ana­ly­tics by cli­cking the fol­lo­wing link. An opt-out cookie will be placed, pre­ven­ting future data coll­ec­tion when visi­ting this web­site: Google Ana­ly­tics is acti­vated Deac­ti­vate now
For more infor­ma­tion on Terms of Use and Pri­vacy please visit or Please note that the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been added to Google Ana­ly­tics on this web­site to ensure anony­mous coll­ec­tion of IP addresses (so-called IP mas­king). We also use Google Ana­ly­tics to eva­luate data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for sta­tis­tical pur­poses. If you don’t want this, you can disable it from the Ads Pre­fe­rences Manager[ ].

Google Remar­ke­ting

We use the remar­ke­ting tech­no­logy of Google Inc. (1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). This tech­no­logy enables users who have already visited our web­site and online ser­vices and are inte­rested in the offer to be addressed again through tar­geted adver­ti­sing on the pages of the Google Partner Net­work. The inser­tion of the adver­ti­se­ment takes place via the use of coo­kies. These are small text files that are stored on the user’s com­puter. The text files can be used to ana­lyse user beha­viour when visi­ting the web­site and can then be used for tar­geted pro­duct recom­men­da­tions and inte­rest-based advertising.
If you do not wish to receive inte­rest-based adver­ti­sing, you can disable Google’s use of coo­kies for these pur­poses by visi­ting

Google Tag Manager

We use on our web­site “Google Tag Manager”, pro­vided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA (her­ein­after referred to as: “Google”). The Google Tag Manager allows us to manage web page tags from a single inter­face. The tool Google Tag Manager, which imple­ments the cor­re­spon­ding tags, is a cookie-free domain and does not collect any per­sonal data itself. Google Tag Manager trig­gers other tags that may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deac­ti­vated at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags imple­mented with Google Tag Manager.
Google has sub­mitted to and cer­ti­fied the Pri­vacy Shield Agree­ment con­cluded bet­ween the Euro­pean Union and the USA. As a result, Google under­takes to comply with stan­dards and regu­la­tions of Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion law. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be found in the linked entry:
Third-party infor­ma­tion: Google Dublin, Google Ire­land Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on data pro­tec­tion can be found on the fol­lo­wing Google websites:

Con­sent to the coll­ec­tion, pro­ces­sing and use of your per­sonal data for iden­ti­fying and pre­ven­ting misuse by Pro­file Tracking

With your con­sent to our data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion you agree that we collect, pro­cess and use your above-men­tioned data for the pur­pose of iden­ti­fying and pre­ven­ting misuse. In par­ti­cular, your con­sent includes the pos­si­bi­lity that you may be reco­gnized on fur­ther visits to our web­site in order to auto­ma­ti­cally check whe­ther there are any indi­ca­tions of misuse of our web­site. Your online pro­file data will be pro­cessed by Karl Theis GmbH
used exclu­si­vely to detect and pre­vent misuse (fraud prevention).
This con­sent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. By tele­phone under: +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85 — 0 or by e‑mail: info[at] This infor­ma­tion is required for secu­rity reasons.


To improve the user expe­ri­ence on our web­site, we use Hotjar[, 3 Lyons Range, 20 Bisazza Street, Sliema SLM 1640, Malta, Europe] soft­ware. Using Hotjar we can mea­sure and eva­luate user beha­viour (mouse move­ments, clicks, scroll height etc.) on our Internet pages. For this pur­pose Hotjar uses coo­kies on the user’s end devices and can store data from users such as browser infor­ma­tion, ope­ra­ting system, time spent on the site etc. in anony­mized form. You can pre­vent this data pro­ces­sing by Hotjar by deac­ti­vating the use of coo­kies in your web browser set­tings and dele­ting coo­kies that are already active. You can find out more about data pro­ces­sing by Hotjar here:

You­Tube plugin

Our web­site con­tains at least one plugin from the ser­vice You­Tube, belon­ging to Google Inc. located in San Bruno/California, USA. A con­nec­tion to YouTube’s ser­vers is auto­ma­ti­cally estab­lished when you visit a sub­page of our web­site that con­tains a You­Tube plugin. So You­Tube can eva­luate which pages of our web­site you have visited. If you are also logged in with your You­Tube account, You­Tube can asso­ciate your brow­sing habits with your pro­file. You can pre­vent this if you log out of your You­Tube account before visi­ting our web­site. For more infor­ma­tion about YouTube’s coll­ec­tion and use of your infor­ma­tion, please visit


Our web­site includes func­tions of the Vimeo ser­vice. These fea­tures are pro­vided by Vimeo, LLC 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, see Vimeo’s ( pri­vacy policy for more information.


On our web­site we use the ser­vices of MailChimp for sen­ding news­let­ters. The pro­vider is Rocket Sci­ence Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a ser­vice through which the sen­ding of news­let­ters can be orga­nized and ana­lyzed. If you enter data to receive the news­letter (e.g. e‑mail address), these will then be stored on the ser­vers of MailChimp in the USA.
MailChimp is cer­ti­fied accor­ding to the “EU-US-Pri­vacy-Shield”. The “Pri­vacy Shield” is an agree­ment bet­ween the Euro­pean Union (EU) and the USA to ensure com­pli­ance with Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion stan­dards in the USA.
Through the ser­vice MailChimp we can ana­lyse our news­letter cam­paigns. When you open an email sent to you via mailchimp, a file con­tained in the email (web beacon) con­nects to the MailChimp ser­vers in the USA. This allows you to see whe­ther a news­letter mes­sage has been opened and which links have been cli­cked in it. Fur­ther­more, tech­nical infor­ma­tion is recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and ope­ra­ting system). This infor­ma­tion cannot be assi­gned to the respec­tive news­letter reci­pient. They are only used for sta­tis­tical ana­lyses of news­letter cam­paigns. The results of these ana­lyses can be used to better adapt future news­let­ters to the inte­rests of the recipients.
You must unsub­scribe from the news­letter if you do not want MailChimp to be able to ana­lyze your beha­vior. For this pur­pose, we also send the cor­re­spon­ding link in every news­letter mes­sage. You can also cancel the news­letter directly on the website.
The data will be pro­cessed on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can cancel your sub­scrip­tion at any time by can­cel­ling the news­letter. The lega­lity of the data pro­ces­sing pro­cesses already car­ried out remains unaf­fected by the revocation.
We store your data which you have pro­vided to us for the pur­pose of sub­scribing to our news­letter until you unsub­scribe from our news­letter. After the can­cel­la­tion the data l will be deleted from our ser­vers and from the ser­vers of MailChimp. Data stored by us for other pur­poses (e.g. e‑mail addresses for the member area) remain unaf­fected by this.
Fur­ther details can be found in the data pro­tec­tion regu­la­tions of MailChimp at:

Google Web Fonts

For a uni­form repre­sen­ta­tion of fonts we use web fonts on our web­site. These are pro­vided by Google. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required Web fonts into your browser cache so that texts and fonts are dis­played correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must con­nect to Google’s ser­vers. Google becomes aware that our web­site has been visited via your IP address. We use Google Web Fonts for the uni­form and appe­aling pre­sen­ta­tion of our online offers. This repres­ents a legi­ti­mate inte­rest within the mea­ning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not sup­port web fonts, a stan­dard font is used by your computer.
Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google’s pri­vacy policy:

Google Maps

Using an API we use the map ser­vice Google Maps from Google Inc, 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA.
It is neces­sary to save your IP address to use the fea­tures of Google Maps. This infor­ma­tion is usually trans­ferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As the pro­vider of this web­site, we have no influence on this data transmission.
We make use of Google Maps to ensure an appe­aling pre­sen­ta­tion of our online offers and an easy loca­tion of the places we have indi­cated on the web­site. This repres­ents a legi­ti­mate inte­rest within the mea­ning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
You can find more infor­ma­tion on the hand­ling of user data in Google’s data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion:


We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (her­ein­after “reCAPTCHA”) on our web­sites. Pro­vider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
The pur­pose of this ser­vice is to check whe­ther the data input on our web­sites (e.g. in a contact form) is car­ried out by a person or by an auto­mated pro­gram. For this the beha­vior of web­site visi­tors is ana­lyzed by reCAPTCHA on the basis of dif­fe­rent cha­rac­te­ristics. This ana­lysis starts auto­ma­ti­cally when the web­site visitor visits the web­site. For the ana­lysis reCAPTCHA eva­luates various infor­ma­tion (e.g. the time the web­site visitor stays on the web­site, the IP address or mouse move­ments made by the user). The data coll­ected during the ana­lysis is then for­warded to Google.
Web­site visi­tors are not sepa­ra­tely informed that the reCAPTCHA ana­lyses are run­ning in the background.
Data pro­ces­sing is car­ried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We as web­site ope­ra­tors have a jus­ti­fied inte­rest in pro­tec­ting our web offers from abu­sive auto­mated spying and from SPAM.
Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s pri­vacy policy can be found at: and

Adver­ti­sing / Newsletter

Data pro­ces­sing for adver­ti­sing purposes
We use your data only for our own adver­ti­sing pur­poses of Karl Theis GmbH. We would like to inform you about new pro­ducts, our ser­vices and inte­res­ting events. We the­r­e­fore also use your data to recom­mend cer­tain pro­ducts, ser­vices or events that might be of inte­rest to you. The dis­patch of appro­priate adver­ti­sing by post or e‑mail to exis­ting cus­to­mers will only take place for pro­ducts and ser­vices of Karl Theis GmbH, taking into account your legi­ti­mate inte­rests. Sen­ding by e‑mail only takes place with your con­sent, which you can revoke at any time with effect for the future: by e‑mail: info[at] or by phone: +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85 — 0. News­letter will only be sent to you on the basis of a sepa­rate consent.
Note: Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on your rights can be found under the hea­ding “Rights of Data Subjects”.

Dura­tion of data storage

We store your data for as long as required for the respec­tive purpose.

Rights con­cerned

Your rights as a data sub­ject are com­pre­hen­si­vely granted by Karl Theis GmbH.

Adver­ti­sing contradiction

You can object to the use of your data for adver­ti­sing pur­poses wit­hout incur­ring any costs other than the trans­mis­sion costs accor­ding to the basic rates. The fol­lo­wing cont­acts are available for this purpose.
Karl Theis GmbH
Data Pro­tec­tion Officer: Fran­cesca Wünsch
Dipl.-Kfm. Klaus Eibach
Karl-Heinz Gron­wald
Breite Straße 11
57076 Siegen
Phone: +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85 — 0
E‑mail: info[at]

Revo­ca­tion of consent

You can revoke your con­sent to the pro­ces­sing of per­sonal data at any time with effect for the future.

Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time to the pro­ces­sing of your per­sonal data on the basis of the fol­lo­wing pro­vi­sions for reasons ari­sing from your par­ti­cular situation:
pro­ces­sing is neces­sary for the per­for­mance of a task in the public inte­rest or in the exer­cise of offi­cial aut­ho­rity con­ferred on the con­troller, or
Pro­ces­sing is neces­sary to safe­guard the legi­ti­mate inte­rests of the data con­troller or a third party, unless the inte­rests or fun­da­mental rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject, which require the pro­tec­tion of per­sonal data, pre­vail, in par­ti­cular where the data sub­ject is a child.
If you file an objec­tion, we will no longer pro­cess your per­sonal data in this case, unless we can prove com­pel­ling reasons worthy of pro­tec­tion for the pro­ces­sing, which out­weigh your inte­rests, rights and free­doms, or the pro­ces­sing serves to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims. This also applies to pro­filing based on these provisions.

Fur­ther rights

The fol­lo­wing rights are available to you with regard to your stored per­sonal data:
  • Infor­ma­tion,
  • Cor­rec­tion,
  • Dele­tion or rest­ric­tion of processing,
  • Oppo­si­tion to the processing,
  • Data trans­fera­bi­lity,
  • Right of appeal to super­vi­sory authorities.

Cont­acts: How can I exer­cise my above rights?

To exer­cise your rights, you can use the contact form or you can either contact Karl Theis GmbH, e‑mail: info[at] / Tel. +49 (0) 271 / 7 72 85 — 0 or the data pro­tec­tion officer Fran­cesca Wünsch, e‑mail: F.Wuensch[at]
We will pro­cess your enqui­ries imme­dia­tely and free of charge in accordance with legal requi­re­ments and inform you of the mea­sures we have taken.

Update and modification

The data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­tion must be adapted from time to time to the actual cir­cum­s­tances and the legal situa­tion. Please check the pri­vacy policy before using our web­site to keep up to date with any changes or updates.
Date: 07. 2018