Privacy Policy

Storage of access data

Every time a user accesses our website, and every time a file is downloaded, data relating to these events are stored anonymously in a log file on our server. All personal references contained in this data are automatically deleted immediately thereafter.

Each data record comprises:

  • the page from which the file was requested
  • the name of the file
  • the date and time of the request
  • IP address of the computer from which the request was made
  • the volume of data transferred
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • a description of the type of Web browser used

These data are stored anonymously and analyzed exclusively for statistical purposes. No data are passed on to third parties, either for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Insofar as our website offers the opportunity to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), these data are at all times disclosed by the user on an explicitly voluntary basis and solely for the desired purpose. Data are processed strictly in accordance with the terms of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Mandatorily required data are of course identified as such. Your personal data are stored exclusively for your business purposes. Your data are treated in confidence and will not be passed on to third parties. Nor are your data linked in any way with the access data referred to above.

On request, you will be provided at any time with details of the nature and extent of the data stored with a personal reference to yourself. In addition, in accordance with the law, you have the right to have personal data corrected, blocked or deleted.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external third-party sites, the content of which is beyond our control. We accept no responsibility for this third-party content and do not associate ourselves therewith. Responsibility for the content of linked sites lies at all times with the providers or operators of these sites. Linked sites are checked at the times links are placed to determine any potential infringements of the law. No unlawful content was evident at the time the links were created. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content as well as for loss or damage suffered as a result of the use or non-use of such information lies solely with the providers of linked sites. We are responsible for third-party material only insofar as we were positively aware of potentially unlawful or criminal content and it is technically possible and reasonable to prevent the use thereof.


Content and works created by us on this site are subject to German copyright law. Any reproduction, adaptation or distribution and any form of use outside of the limits permitted by copyright law will require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are permitted for private use only; commercial use is not permitted. Insofar as content appearing on this site was not created by the operator, third-party copyright is duly respected. Third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please notify us accordingly. Infringements that are brought to our attention will result in the immediate removal of such content.


This site uses cookies. These are small text files that are deposited on the visitor’s hard disk. Their purpose is to load personal settings which optimize the visitor’s website experience.
Linked sites may also use cookies, without us being able to draw this to your attention in advance.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to enable you to decide on a case by case basis whether to accept cookies or to reject all cookies, however this may lead to restrictions in certain website functions.

Data security
We would draw your attention to the fact that even in the present state of the art, the protection of your personal data cannot be comprehensively guaranteed when transferred via the Internet. Third parties may under certain circumstances have the technical ability to penetrate network security without authorization and eavesdrop on communications. Please be aware that transfers of data by e-mail in principle take place without encryption.

Right to receive information
You have the right at all times to be informed of data stored with a personal reference to yourself, including the origin and recipients of these data and the purpose for which they are stored, and you have the right at any time to have these data deleted.

If you have given your consent to the use of your data, you may at any time cancel this consent either in writing or electronically.

Cancellation by e-mail:
Cancellation by post: HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG, Mr. Laker, Marienwerderstraße 3, 32339 Espelkamp
In the event that you choose to cancel your consent to the storage and processing of your data, Messrs.
HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG will no longer be able to provide certain services such as e.g. participation in competitions.

Validity of this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to alter or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. This Policy was last altered on
September 13, 2011.