Privacy Policy

1. Data protection measures at a glance

The following information is intended to provide a simple overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all forms of data through which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our Privacy Policy outlined below this text.

How data are collected on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on our website?
Data are processed on this website by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found on this website under Legal Notice.

How are your data collected?
Your data are collected, on the one hand, through you providing such data. This can take the shape of data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit this website. This especially concerns technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, or the time that you access the website). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

How do we use your data?

Some of the data are collected in order to ensure that the website runs without any interruptions. Other data may be used to analyse how you use the website.

What rights to your data do you have?
At all times, you have the free-of-charge right to obtain information as to the nature, origin and recipients of your personal data that are stored as well as the purpose for which they are used. You also have the right to request that such data be rectified, blocked or erased. To address questions on this and other data protection matters, you can contact us, at any time, through the address provided under Legal Notice. You furthermore have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Landesaufsichtsbehörde).

Moreover, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to require that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Details on this can be found in our Privacy Policy under “Right to restriction of processing”.
Analytical tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be subject to statistical analysis. This occurs primarily using cookies and so-called analytical programs. Your surfing behaviour is typically analysed anonymously, i.e. your surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.

You may object to such analyses being performed. Information on the means available to you to object to their use can be found in this Privacy Policy.

2. General comments and mandatory information

Privacy policy
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this Privacy Policy.

Whenever you use this website, various items of personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can be used to personally identify you. This Privacy Policy explains what data are collected and how we use such data. It also explains how and to what end this occurs.

We wish to point out that security flaws may arise when transmitting data online (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). It is not possible to guarantee full protection from data being accessed by third parties.

Information on the controller
The party responsible for collecting data on this website (the “controller”) is:

RuP Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH
Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Rücken
Industriestrasse 26 a
49716 Meppen
Phone: +49 (0)5931 9989-200

The controller is the natural or legal person with decision-making authority – whether on its own or collectively with others – as to why and through what means personal data (e.g. names. e-mail addresses, and similar) are processed.

How to withdraw your consent to data being processed
Many data processing procedures may only be performed with your express consent. You may withdraw, at any time, any consent that you have provided. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail with your request. The lawful nature of the data processing performed until receipt of your withdrawal of consent remains unaffected.

Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases as well as to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

Should data be processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right, at any time – on grounds arising from your specific situation – to object to your personal data being processed; this also applies for any form of profiling supported by the aforementioned provisions. The legal basis on which any processing of data is founded can be found in this Privacy Policy. Should you lodge an objection, we will cease to process your personal data unless we can prove that compelling, legitimate interests exist that override your interests, rights and freedoms or that the processing of your data serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Right to object pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR).

Should your personal data be processed in order to conduct direct advertising, you have the right, at any time, to object to such personal data being processed for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies in the case of profiling to the extent that this occurs in connection with such direct advertising. In the event that you object, your personal data will subsequently cease to be used for the purpose of direct advertising (Right to object pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Where violations against the data protection regulations occur, data subjects have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The incumbent supervisory authority for all data protection matters is the regional data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of data protection officers, including their contact details, can be found by following the link below:

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process through automated procedures on the basis of your consent – or in fulfilment of a contract – handed over to you personally or to a third party in a commonly-used, machine-readable format. Should you request that the data be transmitted to another controller directly, this will solely occur to the extent technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to safeguard the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send us as the operator of the website, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can detect whether the connection is encrypted by checking if the browser address bar switches from “http://” to “https://” and if a padlock icon is displayed in your address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, blocking, erasure and rectification of data
Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right, at any time, to obtain, free of charge, information on the personal data that we have stored, including the origin and recipients of such data and the purpose for which the data are processed, and, where applicable, a right to have such data rectified (if incorrect), blocked or erased. To address questions on this and other data protection matters, you can contact us, at any time, through the address provided under Legal Notice.

Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to require that the processing of your personal data be restricted. To do so, you can contact us, at any time, through the address provided under Legal Notice. The right to restrict how your data are processed exists in the following instances:

Should you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you that we have stored, we typically require a certain amount of time in order to verify this. During this review period, you have the right to require that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

In the event that the processing of your personal data was/is occurring unlawfully, you may request that the processing be restricted rather than the data being erased.

Should we no longer require your personal data but you require the data to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted rather than erased.

If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, a balanced review is performed to determine your interests versus ours. Until such time as it is determined whose interests override, you have the right to require that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

Should you have restricted the processing of your personal data, the data in question – aside from being stored – may only be processed with your consent or in order to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims, or to safeguard the rights of another natural or legal person, or in order to preserve a public interest that is essential to the European Union or one of its member states.

3. Data protection officer

We have engaged a data protection officer to act on behalf of our company.

Mr Jürgen Köster
Köster Managementsysteme GmbH & Co. KG
Haselünner Strasse 76, 49770 Herzlake
Tel.: +49 (0)5962 8075875

4. How data are collected on our website

Some of the pages on our website use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer or contain viruses. Cookies serve to make the items we offer on our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are saved to your computer and stored by your browser.

The majority of cookies that we use are so-called session cookies. These are automatically deleted once your visit to our website ends. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to identify you again when you return to our website.

You can change your browser settings so that you are informed at any time cookies are placed and only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies for certain situations or generally exclude the use of cookies, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies on closing your browser. Should you disable the use of cookies, you may find that you are unable to enjoy all of the website’s functions.

Cookies that are needed in order to perform electronic communications or to provide certain functions that you request (e.g. shopping cart function), are saved on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest to store cookies to ensure the uninterrupted and optimised provision of their services. To the extent that other cookies (e.g. cookies used to analyse surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this Privacy Policy.

Server log files
The website provider collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These relate to the

browser type and version
operating system used
referrer URL
hostname of the computer accessing the website
time of the server request
IP address

These data will not be merged with any other data sources.

Data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Inquiries by e-mail, phone or fax
Should you contact us by e-mail. phone or fax, your inquiry, including all personal data resulting from such contact (name, inquiry), are saved and processed in order to handle the matter in question. We do not forward these data without your consent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR to the extent that your inquiry relates to the fulfilment of a contract or is required in order to perform pre-contractual measures. In all other instances, the processing of data is founded on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing inquiries directed to us.

The data that you include in the contact requests reside with us until you request that they be erased, you revoke your consent to the data being saved, or the reason for saving the data ceases to exist (e.g. upon processing of your matter being completed). Imperative statutory provisions – in particular as these relate to statutory data retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Plug-ins and tools

Google web fonts
This website uses so-called web fonts to uniformly present the platform’s fonts. These web fonts are provided by Google. Google fonts are installed locally. No connection occurs to any of Google’s servers.