Collection, processing and use of data

When you visit our websites, among other things, we use the following statistical information to improve our Internet presence:

  • Number of visitors of the individual websites
  • Operating system and browser used
  • Internet provider, access date and time

The BENTELER Group uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), to evaluate the use of this website. Reports are compiled for BENTELER on your website activity so as to be able to adapt the Internet site to your needs.

Google Analytics uses so termed "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

As assigned by the manager of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to collate reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website manager related to use of the website and of the Internet.

Protection of your personal data

The IP anonymization feature has been activated for Google Analytics for protection of your personal data, ensuring that no connection to a particular user can be established. When the IP anonymization feature is activated your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are members of the European Economic Area before being sent to a server.

The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other data from Google.

Should we possess further personal data on our website users, we will not amalgamate these with website tracking data or other non-personal data.

Objection to tracking web analysis (opt out)

You can prevent the storage of all cookies through the relevant adjustment of your browser software. However, please be advised that in such a case you might not be able to use all functions of this and of other websites to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie related to the use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin retrievable under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Use of the advertising functions of Google Analytics

Functions by Google Analytics which support interest-based advertising and advertising on the basis of surfing behavior of users are used on this website in addition to the standard configuration by Google Analytics. In this context, Google Analytics uses a third party provider cookie from DoubleClick for evaluating data on the surfing behavior of users on different websites. Using these data, statistical statements can be made regarding demographical data and areas of interest of the website users.

You are expressly advised that we are unable to access any data on the individual user and the statistical data we use cannot be traced to any specific user.

Some of our website visitors will have our advertisement displayed on other websites after their visit. This type of advertisement is called remarketing or retargeting.  If you object to the placement of these ads you are advised to use one of the possibilities mentioned above for deactivation of the website tracking by website users. Google also offers the possibility of independent management of cookies for setting your own advertising preferences: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads/.

Using Matomo (Piwik)

In addition to Google Analytics, this website uses the service Matomo (Piwik). To this end, the usage information generated by a cookie is transmitted to the server and saved for usage analysis purposes, which serves to optimize the website. Your lP address is truncated during this process, so that you remain anonymous as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. If you do not agree to the data generated from your visit being saved and evaluated using Matomo (Piwik), you can revoke your consent to said storage and use at any time by clicking the mouse below. In this situation, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo (Piwik) will not collect any session data. Please note: If you delete your cookies, this will cause the opt-out cookie to also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.


The BENTELER Group employs technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data stored by us against accidental or wilful manipulation by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously adapted to the technical development.

Personal information

Your personal information is only stored and used in the companies of the BENTELER Group if you make it available to us. Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of sensitive personal data which you send us via unencrypted e-mail or Internet connection as against third parties.

Data processing by third parties

The BENTELER Group involves external service providers in the data processing. BENTELER requires of these companies that the personal data accumulated in the processing is used exclusively for the intended purpose, and that adequate protection of the data is ensured in accordance with the locally applicable data protection regulations.

Right of access

In accordance with the existing legal provisions, on request, the companies of the BENTELER Group will inform you in writing whether and which of your personal data is stored by us. If, despite our endeavours, incorrect information of yours is stored by us, we will amend, block or delete this on your request.

Questions and suggestions regarding data protection

If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer of BENTELER Deutschland GmbH, 33102 Paderborn, or send an email to: datenschutz@benteler.com